Tag: drug overdose

Illicit drugs

Drug overdose deaths hit record high

January 18, 2019 By

The CDC reported that more than 70,000 people in the US died of drug overdoses in 2017, the highest number for any single year in our country’s history.

Illicit drugs

Fentanyl fuels rise in overdoses

July 11, 2018 By

Illicitly manufactured fentanyl ranks as the top substance involved in fatal overdoses and it is often mixed with cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.

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Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily

January 29, 2018 By

More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC.

By the Numbers

New data shows 1 in 10 Americans use drugs

September 25, 2017 By

New data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 28 million Americans have used an illicit drug in the past month.

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Recognizing 20 Years of International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2017 By

The International Overdose Awareness Day unites people worldwide who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses.

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Top 7 trends at SAPAA

August 30, 2017 By

SAPAA helps to drive process forward and keeps our industry educated and informed about drug testing. See this year's most popular topics.

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Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.

February 10, 2014 By

Deaths caused by drug overdoses have surpassed traffic fatalities as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.