CDC Releases New Study on Opioid Overdoses

A CDC study came out today on opioid overdoses: https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/index.html.

A few key points:

  • Opioid overdoses went up 30% from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region witnessed opioid overdoses increase 70% from July 2016 through September 2017.
  • Opioid overdoses in large cities increased by 54%
  • Overdoses in people ages 25-34 (↑ 31%), 35-54 (↑36%), and 55 and over (↑32%)