Sunday, March 19, 2017

Heroin deaths skyrocket to 620% of 2002-2006 levels; fentanyl increase steeper than heroin/ NIH, CDC Overdose Deaths—Number of Deaths from Heroin.​National Overdose Deaths—Number of Deaths from Heroin. The figure above is a bar chart showing the total number of U.S. overdose deaths involving heroin from 2002 to 2015. The chart is overlayed by a line graph showing the number of deaths of females and males. From 2002 to 2015 there was a 6.2-fold increase in the total number of deaths.

National Overdose Deaths—Number of Deaths from Heroin and Non-Methadone Synthetics.Above reflects mostly heroin plus fentanyl overdose deaths

 Graph: Number of Reported Law Enforcement Encounters Testing Positive for Fentanyl in the US: 2010 - 2015. 2010: 641; 2011: 650; 2012: 673; 2013: 1015; 2014: 5343; 2015: 13882

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