Duluth News Tribune: Drug overdose deaths increase during pandemic, hit rural areas

Duluth News Tribune: Drug overdose deaths increase during pandemic, hit rural areas. “According to preliminary numbers in a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug-related deaths increased about 10% while the pandemic was first hitting the country. The biggest increase in fatal overdoses happened in rural South Dakota, where drug-related fatalities increased by nearly 50%.”

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