Drug overdose-related deaths double from 1999 to 2012

December 2, 2014 4:30 PM

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Drug overdose-related deaths double from 1999 to 2012

The number of yearly deaths from drug overdoses in the United States more than doubled between 1999 and 2012, according to a new report.

In 2012, more than 41,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States, compared with about 17,000 in 1999, according to the report released today (Dec. 2) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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