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Study: Fentanyl Deaths up 122% in West Virginia

West Virginia University researchers say fentanyl deaths are up 122% in the state. The college released the results of a study into the powerful synthetic opioid last month. Analysts looked at all drug-related deaths in West Virginia between 2005 to …

Fatal Drug Overdoses in Ohio Increase to Record Number

Fatal drug overdoses increased to a record 4,854 last year in Ohio, a 20 percent rise compared with the previous year, according to information reported to the state. Data on unintentional drug deaths provided to the Ohio Department of Health …

Maryland Hits Record-High Drug Deaths, Fueled by Fentanyl

Maryland, a state that already had one of the country’s most punishing overdose mortality rates, notched a record-high number of drug deaths last year. The grim milestone was fueled by an alarming increase of fentanyl-related fatalities. Despite renewed efforts to …