The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health (IVPB) recently posted an update of suspected overdose deaths and provisional data on ED visits for overdose. The IVPB was unable to update the fentanyl-positive death report this month.
Suspected Overdose Deaths
There were 355 suspected overdose deaths in March 2023 compared to 362 in March 2022.
Overdose Involving Medication or Drugs with Dependency Potential
There were 1,506 overdose ED visits in March 2023 involving medication or drugs with dependency potential compared to 1,412 this time last year (March 2022).