November 27, 2021

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A record 100,000 overdose deaths in 12 months, driven by opioids, fentanyl – The Washington Post

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Despite the efforts of governments, health-care providers, activists and others, the problem is growing much worse. The new figures, which are provisional but rarely change much in final tallies, represent a 28.5 percent increase from the same period a year earlier. The financial, social, mental health, housing and other difficulties of the covid-19 pandemic are widely blamed for much of the increase.

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