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May 09, 2019

Cocaine Deaths on the Rise

Cocaine deaths are up in the US, AP reported.  “After several years of decline, overdose deaths involving cocaine began rising around 2012. And they jumped by more than a third between 2016 and 2017.”  Because many overdose deaths involve several different drugs, the increase partly reflects trends in deaths from heroin, fentanyl, and other opioid drugs.