U.S. States

Rise in drug-induced deaths since 2000

Pushed by increasing prescription narcotic overdoses, preventable drug-induced deaths have risen steadily in the U.S. By 2008, the most recent year for which complete state-by-state data is available, drug-induced deaths per 100,000 residents had risen to 12.7 from 6.7 in 2000.

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