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Monroe County office reports 39% increase in overdose deaths in 2017 (access required)

The Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office has released its annual heroin and fentanyl overdose data, and the results are far from pretty. The report shows that 287 people—about 24 per month—died as a result of an overdose of Fentanyl, heroin or synthetic opioid compounds like U-47700 in 2017. Overdose deaths increased 39 percent from 2016, when 206 ...

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