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Feb 25, 2016 3:30 PM

Latest numbers show drug overdose count in NH continues to rise


CONCORD - The number of fatal drug overdoses in New Hampshire continues to grow, with three confirmed deaths so far this year and 60 awaiting the results of toxicology tests since Jan. 1.

The death count also is rising as the final cases from 2015 are processed by the state Medical Examiner's Office. That count has reached 420 with 14 cases still pending. Compare these numbers to 2011 when the state reported 201 fatal overdoses.

The new numbers were released on Thursday by the Medical Examiner's Office.

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