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Disparities in Opioid Overdose Deaths Continue to Worsen for Black People, Study Suggests
September 9, 2021
Non-Hispanic Black individuals in four U.S. states experienced a 38% increase in the rate of opioid overdose deaths from 2018 to 2019, while the rates for other race and ethnicity groups held steady or decreased, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. This NIH-supported study, part of the HEALing Communities Study, underscores the need for a racially inclusive approach to address the opioid crisis in hard-hit areas.Read the full press release