The number of overdose deaths from fentanyl increased sharply from 2013 to 2016, doubling each year, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While the number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths were about the same, just over 1,600, in 2011 and 2012 they rose to nearly 2,000 and reached 18,335 in 2016, the CDC said. The year 2016 was the last year analyzed in the data.
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. Frequently, fentanyl has been found with heroin or cocaine.
By 2016, the fentanyl overdose rate in men was 2.8 times that of women, according to the CDC.
The overdose rate was highest in humans between the ages of 20 and 20, 25 and 34, followed by those between 35 and 44 years.
The large race and ethnic groups experienced an increase in fentanyl overdose deaths. The largest percentage increase was recorded by blacks from 201
Regionally, the East Coast and the upper Midwest were the hardest hit.
The latest report follows an analysis by the charitable non-profit organizations "Trust for America's Health" and "Well Being Trust," which testify to this number of deaths caused by drugs, suicide, and alcohol in 2017 , which reached the highest number since the creation of this data in 1999.
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Fentanyl is at least 50 times more potent than heroin and is increasingly mixed with others Medicines such as marijuana, cocaine and even painkillers made on the black market.
Increasingly, fentanyl is found in tablets made under primitive conditions with tablet tablets purchased online.
Other CDC studies have shown this Fentanyl deaths in 2017 accounted for approximately 28,000 out of about 70,000 overdoses of all kinds.