Report: West Virginia Has Highest Drug Overdose Death Rate

June 18, 2015
by John Raby & Claire Galofaro
Associated Press/New York Times

There were about 34 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 West Virginia residents from 2011-13, up dramatically from 22 deaths per 100,000 people in 2007-09, according to the report released Wednesday by the nonprofit groups Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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