Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocket Nearly 30% to 93,000 in 2020

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Than 93,000 overdose deaths last year and nearly 30% increase over the year before the number of deaths attributed to different kinds of opioids grew by just about 20,000. Pharmaceutical companies have been sued over the marketing of opioids and doctors are facing more scrutiny over prescribing them. On top of that Chinese fentanyl shipments to the US dropped after the Chinese government banned the production and sale of fentanyl in 2019, But there is evidence they are still shipping the chemicals to make fentanyl to Mexican drug cartels and Border patrol has reported a large increase. And fentanyl seizures this year. Fox is Jessica Rosen FOLD America is

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