US drug overdose deaths increase by 30%

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that there were 93,000 drug overdose deaths in the US in 2020, representing a 30% increase when compared with 2019. This is the largest 1-year increase ever recorded in the US. Methamphetamines and opioids including fentanyl were implicated in the majority of cases.

Source: https://www.democracynow.org/2021/7/15/headlines/us_drug_overdose_deaths_rose_by_30_in_2020_to_record_high