US drug overdose deaths reached record high in 2019

In 2019, deaths caused by drug overdoses in the US reached an all-time high. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 70,980 Americans died last year due to suspected overdoses. This figure is higher than the number of recorded deaths in 2017 and reverses the 4.8% decline reported in 2018.

Source: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/07/drug-overdose-deaths-opioids-2019-2020-coronavirus.html