Region: CDC reports a decline in drug overdose deaths in North and South Carolina

  • Source: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
  • Published: 05/17/2024 12:00 AM

According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths are down in North and South Carolina for the first time since 2018. The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said there is a decrease in accidental drug overdose deaths. Last year there were 89. There have been 18 so far this year. According to the Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore, Narcan is the biggest factor saving lives in drug overdoses. “Our law enforcement, our firefighters, our EMS workers are seeing these overdoses at an alarming rate still, but we’re seeing more people saved by the interventions of the Narcan. The first responders are focusing on getting there quickly and getting that administered,” said Shore. Even though drug overdose deaths are declining, the coroner said the work is not over yet.


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