Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid―prescription opioids (including methadone), synthetic opioids, and heroin―rose from 18,515 deaths in 2007 to 47,600 deaths in 2017; 68% of deaths occurred among males (Figure 3).
2017 was the worst year ever for drug overdose deaths in America Nearly 200 people a day died of drug overdoses in 2017, based on preliminary federal data. By German Lopez @germanrlopez Aug 16
In 2017, there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States. The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in 2017 (21.7 per 100,000) was 9.6% higher than the rate in 2016 (19.8). Adults aged 25–34, 35–44, and 45–54 had higher rates of drug overdose deaths in 2017 than those aged 15–24, 55–64, and 65 and over.
Aug 16, 2018 · More than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, up nearly 7% from 2016, according to preliminary data. That represents a twofold increase over a decade, the CDC says.
Drug overdose deaths may peak in 2017, experts at Columbia University predict. By 2034 the overdose rate could fall back to rates last seen in the early 1980s, they say. The experts predict the projected drug overdose death rate will peak in 2017 at 16.1 deaths per …
Drug overdose deaths involving specific drugs and drug classes, United States and 7 Jurisdictions, 12 month-ending Jan 2016, Jan 2017 NOTES ON DATA QUALITY: Provisional counts for 12 months-ending are the number of deaths received and processed for the 12 month period ending in the month indicated.
Oct 17, 2017 · Drug overdoses killed more Americans last year than the Vietnam War. Suicides, which have been rising in the U.S. for nearly 30 years and totaled 44,193 in 2015. The data also shows that overdoses of synthetic drugs, such as fentanyl — which is 50 to 100 times stronger than the painkiller morphine — are driving the sharp increases in opioid overdose deaths.
Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Soar. At least 66,324 people died of drug overdoses during the 12-month period ending in May 2017, up 17 percent from the 56,488 who died between May 2015 and May 2016, according to data released this week by the National Center for Health Statistics.
The death rates are driven mostly by a startling 9.6 percent increase in drug overdose deaths, from 63,632 in 2016, to 70,237 in 2017. Most of the overdoses involved opioids of some sort, and the