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How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Ripples Across America

January 27 , 2016 11:00 am

Deaths from drug overdoses have jumped in nearly every county across the United States, driven largely by an explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin.

Some of the largest concentrations of overdose deaths were in Appalachia and the Southwest, according to new county-level estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the complete article here

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