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Tetra Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Drug overdose deaths fell in 2023, marking the first decrease in five years, new provisional federal data published Wednesday showed. An estimated 107,543 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2023, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. This is a 3% decrease […]

Icy Macload/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The overdose crisis has reached historic levels in New York City, according to new data from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Provisional data shows there were 3,026 overdose deaths in New York City in 2022, the highest total since the department began recording such incidents in […]

Thir Sakdi Phu Cxm / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The percentage of overdose deaths from fentanyl combined with stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine increased 50-fold between 2010 and 2021, according to a new analysis done by researchers at the University of California. Many people who use drugs like cocaine recreationally may not be aware […]

Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The overdose reversal drug Narcan will be available for over-the-counter purchase starting in September, its manufacturer announced Wednesday. Biotech company Emergent BioSolutions Inc. said the nasal spray has been shipped to pharmacies, drugstores and grocery stores as well as online retailers with a suggested […]

Thir Sakdi Phu Cxm / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Drug overdose deaths involving both cocaine and opioids have spiked over the last decade, new federal data suggests. A new report published early Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System between 2011 and […]