Fatal drug overdoses reach 10-year high in Orange County

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The number of people dying of drug overdoses in Orange County has soared to the highest levels in at least a decade. According to preliminary coroner data, fatal drug overdoses climbed to at least 400 last year, a 6 percent increase from 2014 – and a nearly 63 percent jump compared with 2005, when the number stood at 246. The latest figures punctuate a problem that has rapidly multiplied inOrange County and the U.S. In the past five years, drug overdoses have killed 1,769 people in the county. The coroner’s…

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