Pandemic seen as cause of surge in Md. opioid cases

The coronavirus pandemic has likely contributed to a surge in opioid and other substance abuse fatalities, state health officials said Tuesday in releasing their 2020 second quarter report. There were 1,326 unintentional intoxication deaths from all types of drugs and alcohol reported in Maryland during the first two quarters of 2020, said the state's Opioid Operational ...

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