Indiana had record number of drug overdose deaths in 2017
5:35 PM, Aug 24, 2018
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A preliminary federal report finds that Indiana had a record number of drug overdose deaths last year as more than 1,800 people succumbed to overdoses.
The data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 1,840 people died of an overdose in Indiana in 2017. That’s an 18 percent increase over 2016 and a 37 percent increase over 2015.