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US overdose deaths shot up for Black, Native people during pandemic

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Study: Drug overdoses in the United States spiked by 30 percent from 2019 to 2020. The rise in overdoses was especially pronounced among non-Hispanic Black and American Indian or Alaska Native persons. The study also showed "significant disparities...across sex, age, and racial and ethnic subgroups"
4 months ago·Washington, United States

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