More than 2,000 died of drug overdoses in Maryland in 2016

More than 2,000 people died of drug and alcohol overdoses in Maryland last year, an increase of 66 percent over 2015. Calling the deaths a "grim tide," Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dennis Schrader said in a statement Thursday that the statistics represent the largest single-year increase ever recorded in Maryland. Health officials say the biggest increase ...

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