Monday, May 16, 2022

DRUGS IN AMERICA - Record Overdose Deaths

"Overdose deaths in the U.S. reached record levels in 2021PBS NewsHour 5/11/2022


SUMMARY:  New CDC data released Wednesday indicates that deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. reached a record-high last year.  More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, the highest annual death toll ever recorded.  Deaths from fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine rose sharply.  Dr. Nora Volkow, the National Institute On Drug Abuse director, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss.

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