Big Spike Reported In Overdose Deaths in Onondaga Co.

U.S. Drug Deaths Continue Rapid Rise

Shocking new number today on the number of overdose deaths in Onondaga County this year.The County Health Department says 29 people died of opioid overdoses in just the first three months of this year.

The group of drugs includes heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone. The Health Department says the number of overdose deaths may be higher than that because autopsies conducted by the Medical Examiner's Office may not have been completed for the first quarter numbers.

Last year the number of overdose deaths investigated increased by 50 percent.

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