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National drug overdose death rates increase

Clip: 11/17/2021 | 52s

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Nationwide, drug overdose deaths soared to more than 100,000 for the first time in a 12-month period – marking a 29% increase over the previous year. That according to provisional data from the CDC – which is adjusted to account for delays in reporting. But New Jersey is just one of four states that saw overdose deaths decrease, even if only slightly.

Aired: 11/17/21 | Rating: NR

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