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Trends in drug overdose mortality among pregnant, postpartum persons


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About The Study: Among pregnant and postpartum persons, drug overdose mortality increased approximately 81% from 2017 to 2020, mirroring trends observed among persons of reproductive age overall. Increases in drug overdose mortality were most pronounced in 2020, coinciding with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Authors: Emilie Bruzelius, M.P.H., of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, is the corresponding author.

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