Access to fentanyl testing strips expands as overdoses spike
Washington saw the highest increase of drug overdose deaths of anywhere in the nation year-over-year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Evergreen State witnessed 25.3% more deaths in March of 2023 (2,938) than in March of 2022 (2,351).
Although the CDC cautioned that many overdose deaths go unreported, the provided data indicates that no state came close to matching Washington’s percentage rise in drug overdose deaths. ...