There has been an increase in fatal drug overdoses across the United States driven by synthetic opioids before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC released this Health Action Network Alert to the Public.

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Figure 1: Twelve-month provisionala drug overdose death counts for all drugsb, synthetic opioidsc, cocained, and psychostimulantse, for 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City: 12-months ending in June 2019 to 12-months ending in May 2020f