By The Numbers
70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017.
US drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge
US drug overdose deaths surged to nearly 72,000 last year
The CDC showed overdose deaths jumped nearly 7% to a record 71,568, far more than traffic accident deaths, gun-related deaths or suicide. (Medical Express)
Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. (CDC.gov)
Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates (Washington Post)