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CDC predicts record breaking drug overdoses

By News4Jax  
   June 21, 2021

The CDC predicts there will be record breaking amount of drug overdoses as the number continues to rise. Just as the opioid epidemic seemed to settle in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 caused a ripple effect of death from the disease, and an increase in addiction -- again. The newest data shows JFRD is getting more overdose calls, using naloxone at an increased rate again. In February 2018, JFRD had 93 opioid related overdoses, one of the lowest in years Then in June of 2020, it was up to 348. April 2021 -- 301 opioid related overdoses.

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