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Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

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During July there were a total of 887 fatal and nonfatal overdoses, including 52 (6%) suspected and confirmed fatal overdoses in July and 835 (94%) nonfatal overdoses. The proportion of fatal overdoses declined slightly from 7% in June to 6% in July. Deduplicated data derived from multiple statewide sources were compiled to reach these totals. They include nonfatal overdose incidents reported by hospital emergency rooms (ED), nonfatal emergency medical service (EMS) responses without transport to the ED; overdose reversals reported by law enforcement; and overdose reversals reported by community members or agencies receiving state-distributed naloxone. There are also an unknown number of private overdose reversals that were not reported, and an unknown number of the community-reported reversals that may have overlapped with emergency response by EMS or law enforcement.


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