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Drug overdose mortality in Ohio during 1st 7 months of COVID-19 pandemic

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JAMA Network

What The Study Did: Data from the Ohio Department of Health were used to evaluate changes in drug overdose mortality in that state by type of drug and age of the user during the first seven months of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Authors: Janet M. Currie, Ph.D., of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, is the corresponding author.

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