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overdose

[′ō·vər‚dōs]
(medicine)
An excessive dose of medicine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "In 2017, there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States.
"The pattern in drug overdose mortality rates by urban and rural counties has varied over time," the authors write.
Following West Virginia, New Hampshire, Delaware, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia had the next highest rates for drug overdose deaths in the country.
Fentanyl is a major contributor to the growing drug overdose crisis in the United States.
Opioid-related drug overdose deaths among black people rose by 25%, and an analysis of data from 34 states and the District of Columbia found the highest increases in death rates in North Carolina (29%), Ohio (19%), and Maine (19%).
From 2012, the last year of universal testing for fentanyl, to 2017, the first full year of resumed universal testing, the percentage of overdose deaths involving fentanyl increased from 2% (16 of 730) to 57% (842 of 1,487), suggesting that fentanyl was driving the observed increase in drug overdose deaths.
Tragically, this troubling trend is largely driven by deaths from drug overdose and suicide," said CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, in a statement.
Looking at trends over time since 1999, the rate of increase in drug overdose deaths had risen slowly since 1999 and stabilized in the mid-2000s.
It is unclear whether Lovato was permanently checked out of rehab or just taking a break from the facility three months after she was admitted following a reported drug overdose.
The impact of gift card fraud is significant in parts of the country where opioid-related drug overdoses are at record levels.
Two people died, a dozen more were hospitalised and hundreds others sought medical assistance after suspected drug overdoses at a music festival in Sydney, the police said.
The statistics are bleak: In 2016, drug overdose deaths from opioids increased fivefold compared to 1999.