The New Normal: What's driving the surge in drug overdoses?

There's another staggering death toll during the pandemic. U.S. deaths from drug overdoses rose to record-breaking levels in 2021, nearing 108,000 people, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2022, 1:56 PM

Updated 798 days ago

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There's another staggering death toll during the pandemic. U.S. deaths from drug overdoses rose to record-breaking levels in 2021, nearing 108,000 people, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What's driving the deadly surge?
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Yili Huang, the director of pain management at Phelps Hospital Northwell Health, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, the assistant vice president of emergency medicine addiction services at Northwell Health, and Jeff Reynolds the president and CEO of the Family and Children's Association.


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