The Boston Globe reports on the findings of the quarterly report on opioid-related deaths that was recently released by the Department of Public Health (DPH), narrowing in on the areas of Massachusetts that saw the greatest increases and sharpest declines in overdose deaths. The news release highlights the death toll in Springfield:
Among that city’s residents, 80 died of opioid-related overdoses in 2018, more than double the number in 2017 and 2016.
On the contrary, Plymouth County saw a 26% decrease in opioid-related deaths, and as a whole, the state of Massachusetts experienced a gradual decline in the death rate from 2016 to 2018.
The article shares a list of interesting findings from the DPH report: