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By Neil Rubenstein
Observer Columnist 

Drug Overdoses on the Rise


January 16, 2020

In the United States the number of deaths from drug overdoses has more than doubled in the last 16 years. Prevention magazine published a report October 2017 stating more than 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2015, that figure is 211 percent higher than the 16,849 in 1999. Drug overdoses now kill more people than suicide, homicide, car crashes or firearm deaths.

States with the most auto fatalities for 2015

Texas 3516

California 3176

Florida 2939

Georgia 1430

North Carolina 1379

Pennsylvania 1200

New York 1210

Ohio 1110

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