Maryland Reports Drop in Deadly Drug Overdoses in 1st Quarter - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Maryland Reports Drop in Deadly Drug Overdoses in 1st Quarter

Posted: Updated:

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's health department says fatal drug overdoses are down for the first three months of the year, compared to the same time last year.

In preliminary data released Tuesday, the department says there were 577 total unintentional intoxication deaths. That's a 15 percent decrease, compared to the first three months of last year. Of the total, 89 percent were opioid-related deaths, primarily attributable to fentanyl.

Steve Schuh is the director of the state's Opioid Operational Command Center. He says 16 of 24 local jurisdictions saw declines in the number of opioid-related fatalities in the first quarter of this year. He says the state has never seen that many counties report declines in opioid-related deaths.

Still, Schuh says the heroin and opioid crisis in Maryland is by no means over.

  • Health NewsMore>>

  • IBM, Curam, Agree to Settlement on Maryland Health Exchange

    IBM, Curam, Agree to Settlement on Maryland Health Exchange

    Friday, June 14 2019 1:16 PM EDT2019-06-14 17:16:48 GMT
    Friday, June 14 2019 1:19 PM EDT2019-06-14 17:19:50 GMT
    (Photo: CBS)(Photo: CBS)
    (Photo: CBS)(Photo: CBS)
    Federal and state officials say IBM and Curam Software have agreed to a $14.8 million settlement over allegations they made misrepresentations to the state of Maryland relating to developing the state's health exchange website.More
    Federal and state officials say IBM and Curam Software have agreed to a $14.8 million settlement over allegations they made misrepresentations to the state of Maryland relating to developing the state's health exchange website.More
  • Beams Signed at Beebe Expansion Site

    Beams Signed at Beebe Expansion Site

    Thursday, June 13 2019 8:01 PM EDT2019-06-14 00:01:04 GMT
    Friday, June 14 2019 7:33 AM EDT2019-06-14 11:33:44 GMT
    The final beams to be put in place were signed by staff and supporters of the $48 million Millville expansion project of Beebe Healthcare.More
    The final beams to be put in place were signed by staff and supporters of the $48 million Millville expansion project of Beebe Healthcare. More
  • Maryland Reports Drop in Deadly Drug Overdoses in 1st Quarter

    Maryland Reports Drop in Deadly Drug Overdoses in 1st Quarter

    Tuesday, June 11 2019 6:58 PM EDT2019-06-11 22:58:52 GMT
    Wednesday, June 12 2019 7:22 AM EDT2019-06-12 11:22:10 GMT
    Maryland's health department says fatal drug overdoses are down for the first three months of the year, compared to the same time last year.More
    Maryland's health department says fatal drug overdoses are down for the first three months of the year, compared to the same time last year.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices