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Drug overdose deaths are up. UCLA expert offers perspective -- and advice

February 24, 2017

Drug overdose deaths are up. UCLA expert offers perspective — and advice

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

This just in from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Drug overdose death rates have increased for all age groups in the United States, to more than 2.5 times the rate in 1999. In hard numbers, that means 6.1 deaths per 100,000 people were linked to drug overdoses in 1999 compared to 16.3 […]

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