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FL: 11th in Drug Overdose Deaths

The state of Florida has the 11th highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country, the Orlando Sentinel reports, at 16.4 deaths per 100,000. The national report from Trust For America’s Health said most of the overdoses were from prescription drugs, and noted Florida has put in place several strategies that are helping reduce the number of deaths from overdosing on prescription pills.