Ohio drug overdose deaths decreased in 2022, though an increase is expected in 2023

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cleveland.com (subscription required): Daniel Flannery, director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education, discussed the staggering number of people who died from unintentional drug overdoses in Ohio in 2022, a 5% decrease from the previous year’s all-time high but still a higher level than before the pandemic. “Fentanyl is still driving the train in terms of fatalities and use,” he said. 

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