Overdose deaths fell in 14 states. In N.J., they surged 35 percent

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Overdose deaths continue to skyrocket in New Jersey even as other states appear to be getting a grip on the opioid crisis, according to the latest available data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the 12-month period from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, 2,284 people died of an overdose…

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