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Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocket in Pennsylvania

(Pittsburgh Post Gazette, March 11) The study showed that fatal drug overdoses in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold between 1979 and 2014 with the highest rates among females, white people and those between the ages of 35 and 44. The analytical study is the first to provide a detailed examination of accidental overdose deaths over time in Pennsylvania. Because the analysis is broken down by sex, age and race, it suggests potential targets for public health and law enforcement intervention. READ MORE.