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Nashville metro had second-highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2022, report says

by Kirsten Fiscus, The Tennessean, Sept. 13, 2022- Seven hundred and fifty four people died by drug overdose in the Nashville area last year, a number that makes Davidson County the second-deadliest major metro in the country.

Fentanyl was linked to over 77% of those cases.

Overdose deaths have more than doubled since 2017, according to data kept by the Metro Public Health Department.

Davidson County has the second-highest rate in the country, behind Baltimore, for overdose deaths in metros over 500,0000 people, according to 2022 data compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle. (link)

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  1. The fact that Nashville had the second-highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2022 is a stark reminder of the opioid epidemic's devastating impact on communities across the country.
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