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Data shows rise in overdose deaths during the pandemic

DENVER (AP) — Health experts in Colorado warn that early 2020 data indicates a rise in overdose deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, even as the federal government has distributed grants to rural hospitals for prevention and treatment programs. Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment recorded 443 overdose deaths between January, before the pandemic hit, and April 2020. That s more than 40% of the 1,062 total overdose deaths recorded in 2019 in the state. “The starkest difference can be seen...


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