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NY: Drug overdose deaths accelerated in 2016
New York Times – September 02, 2017
Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people in the United States last year, according to the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths to cover all of 2016. Communities say their budgets are being strained by the additional needs – for increased police and medical care, for widespread naloxone distribution, and for a stronger foster care system that can handle the swelling number of neglected or orphaned children.