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Pa. one of four states with the highest overdose deaths, CDC study finds

September 20, 2018

By Staff

In a decade that saw drug overdose deaths skyrocket across the nation, Pennsylvania was one of four states that experienced the worst mortality increases, according to a new federal study released Thursday.

Nationally, deaths by overdose increased by 72 percent to 19.8 deaths per 100,000 from 2006 to 2016, according to the report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

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