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WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Considerable racial and ethnic disparities are seen in drug overdose rates, according to a Vital Signs report published in the July 19 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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TUESDAY, July 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The nation's opioid epidemic is hitting minority groups the hardest, with the latest government study reporting the steepest increases in overdose deaths among Black Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives.

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TUESDAY, Feb. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. overdose deaths involving opioids and stimulant drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, surged between 2009 and 2019, particularly among Black individuals, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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