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Death toll from opioids may be 28 percent higher than previously thought due to death certificates omitting the exact drug involved in an overdose

The opioid crisis may be worse than previously thought.  A new study has found that the death toll could be 28 percent higher than reported due to death certificates omitting the specific drug involved in an overdose.  After analyzing overdoses from 1999 through 2016, a researcher discovered there were 99,160 additional deaths attributed to opioids that went unclassified.  Read more.....

 

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