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By Mike Stobbe
AP Medical Writer 

US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

 

August 16, 2017



NEW YORK (AP) — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.

The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year — fueled by abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin and newer drugs like fentanyl.

"This is a warning sign that we need to keep paying attention to what's happening with young people," said Katherine Keyes, a Columbia University expert on drug abuse issues who wasn't part of the study.

It's not clear why teen overdose deaths increas...



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