CDC: New York has the highest total of opioid-related deaths

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The opioid drug epidemic is getting worse, according to the latest figures from the CDC.

In just one year, nearly every state saw an increase in deadly overdoses regardless of age, race or ethnicity.

New York had one of the lowest opioid prescribing rates, but the highest total of opioid-related overdose deaths. 

Nationwide, in 2015, 52,000 people died from a drug overdose.

That number bumped up to 63,000 by 2016, according to the CDC.

Click here to read the CDC’s full report. 

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