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Pandemic unleashes a spike in overdose deaths

July 09, 2020 3:28 PM | Anonymous

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Top Trump administration officials say drug overdose deaths are surging amid the coronavirus pandemic, driven by increased substance use due to anxiety, social isolation and depression. A White House drug policy office analysis shows an 11.4 percent year-over-year increase in fatalities for the first four months of 2020, confirming experts’ early fears that precautions like quarantines and lockdowns combined with economic uncertainty would exacerbate the addiction crisis.

Click here to read the full article originally published 6/29/2020 and updated 7/3/2020 in Politico Magazine

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