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USA. Nearly 108,000 overdose deaths in 2021 bear out a prediction from five years ago forecasting the devastating toll

A grim prediction made half a decade ago by University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health epidemiologists and modelers has come true: More than 100,000 people are now dying from drug overdoses annually in the U.S. The milestone comes as the International Journal of Drug Policy publishes a special section of the June issue reflecting on the exponential growth in drug-related deaths the Pitt team uncovered in 2017. (University of Pittsburgh, USA, 25.05.2022)