Report: Death rates from drug overdoses decline in Minnesota

This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan. This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York.

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Updated: August 26, 2020 04:27 PM
Created: August 26, 2020 12:31 PM

A report from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota says death rates from drug overdoses have declined significantly in the state.

According to the report, opioid deaths in Minnesota fell 31.8% in 2018. But, death rates from heroin, synthetic opioids, cocaine and psychostimulants remained steady since 2017.

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