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New Analysis Looks at Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Xylazine

A wooden coffin being carried by several people dressed in suits. Text on the left side states that that the age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths involving xylazine increased 35 times from 2018 to 2021.

NCHS released a new report, “Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Xylazine, 2018‒2021,” that presents trends in drug overdose death rates involving xylazine from 2018 through 2021 in the United States. The report uses an established methodology for examining death certificate literal text to identify drug overdose deaths involving xylazine that occurred in the United States among Read More >

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