WASHINGTON, May 18. “Recently released data showing nearly 110,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States by 2022 provide strong evidence of the harm that fentanyl use is causing today. Synthetic opioids killed about 75,000 people last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while other addictive substances, such as the veterinary tranquilizer xylazine, increase the risk of their use. According to PL, the preliminary count of 109,680 overdose deaths was only slightly higher than in 2021, when 109,179 people died, according to data released by the organization. The death rate from this cause has increased significantly compared to last year as well as the previous one, rising by almost 17 percent in 2021 and 30 percent in 2020.
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