Overdoses

Connecticut Overdose Deaths Jump From Previous Year

12 hours ago
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Data from the Connecticut Department of Public Health shows suspected overdose deaths have jumped from the same time last year.

Long Island Drug Overdoses Grew Over The Pandemic

Apr 12, 2021
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fatal drug overdoses on Long Island have increased during the pandemic.

Mel Evans / AP

Health experts expect 2020 will have more drug overdose deaths in Connecticut than last year.

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This year the total number of deaths by drug overdose in the US dropped for the first time since 1990.  That’s because the number of deaths by prescription opioid painkillers also dropped. But fatal ODs linked to fentanyl and methamphetamine are on the rise.  What’s being done in our region to stop this trend?