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FACT FILE: Opioid overdose deaths rise in 2015

December 9, 2016
by Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates opioid overdose-related deaths continued to climb in 2015.

Opioid overdose deaths were up 16% in 2015 compared to the previous year, with spikes in deaths involving heroin and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, largely accounting for the overall increase.

The stats below show additional data from the CDC’s findings. More information can be found on the CDC’s WONDER Database.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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