HEALTHPandemic escalates overdose deathsBY DUNCAN MIL

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HEALTHPandemic escalates overdose deathsBY DUNCAN MIL February 22, 2021 – Stress, isolation and financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic led to nearly 84,000 overdose deaths in the year to July 2020 — the highest number of drug fatalities ever recorded in a single year. The latest figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a 23 per cent rise on the previous 12-month period, with opioids accounting for more than 61,000, or 73 per cent, of those deaths. During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden proposed a $125 billion investment in preventing substance abuse, treatment, and recovery, over ten y …
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