March 18, 2020 / 10:41 PM / 11 days ago

BRIEF-CDC Says Overall Overdose Death Rates Decreased By 4.1% From 2017 To 2018 In The United States

March 18 (Reuters) - CDC:

* CDC - OVERALL OVERDOSE DEATH RATES DECREASED BY 4.1% FROM 2017 TO 2018 IN THE UNITED STATES

* CDC - NEW CDC DATA SHOW DEATH RATES INVOLVING HEROIN DECREASED BY 4%, & PRESCRIPTION OPIOID-INVOLVED OVERDOSE DEATH RATES DECREASED BY 13.5%

* CDC - DEATH RATES INVOLVING SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS (EXCLUDING METHADONE) INCREASED BY 10% FROM 2017 TO 2018

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