Chief Medical Examiner predicts less drug-related deaths in NH for 2017 compared to 2016
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner projects less drug-related deaths in 2017 compared to 2016.
In 2016, 486 people died from a drug overdose, while in 2017 officials believe there will be 466 overdose deaths.
So far in 2017, there have been 187 overdose deaths, 109 of which are pending toxicology reports.
The majority of the deaths came from fentanyl. Ten deaths have resulted from carfentanil, which is 100 times more potent than fentanyl. Twenty-two people overdosed on cocaine.