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Pandemic Stress Accelerated 2020's Record-Breaking Drug Overdose Deaths

According to the CDC, 2020 saw a record number of fatal drug overdoses with nearly 70,000 linked to drug abuse. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, vice dean at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told Cheddar that while deadly overdoses were on the rise prior to 2020, the pandemic accelerated the rate.


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