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Federal officials: Oklahoma overdose deaths keep climbing


December 22, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal officials say overdose deaths in Oklahoma continue to climb, with more than 800 last year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 63,600 people died from overdoses nationwide last year. More than 42,000 of those deaths resulted from some form of opioids.

Projections from the nonprofit Trust for America's Health caution that trend could continue in the future, The Oklahoman reported. In its worst-case, the health policy organization projects that Oklahoma could see as many as 31.7 deaths from drug overdoses for every 100,000 people i...

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