Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation12/02/2018 06:10Suicides and drug overdoses were two reasons for an increase in the number of deaths in the United States past year.Death rates increased in 2017 - especially among people aged 25 to 44, according to the CDC.Overall, there were 70,237 deaths attributed to drugs in 2017, compared to 63,631 in 2016.Younger and older people died by overdose less frequently, the report indicates...
Many continue to receive opioid prescriptions after overdose12/30/2015 04:00America's deadliest drug problem grew even deadlier previous year, as overdose deaths from opioids hit a record 28,647, or 78 people a day.Nine in 10 people who overdose on prescription opioids continue to receive prescriptions after the overdose, according to a new study published by Annals of Internal Medicine...