Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

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By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The decades-long U.S. opioid epidemic could be hitting Black people harder than white folks as the crisis enters a new phase.

Opioid overdose death rates among Black Americans jumped nearly 40% from 2018 to 2019 in four states hammered by the epidemic, researchers…

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