Drug-overdose deaths hold steady in some high drug trafficking areas

Posted by on April 22, 2016 1:19 pm
Categories: health

Areas in the US with the highest drug-overdose death rates are not always places with high drug trafficking, according to a new analysis. Drug-overdose mortality rates have increased an average of 6.7 percent per year since 1979 but held relatively steady in most US border counties, indicating that drugs appear to pass through these counties without affecting the death rates of their residents.

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