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Feb 11, 2016 1:17 PM

NH drug overdose deaths for 2015 officially break 400-mark


CONCORD - The medical examiner’s office has released the latest deadly overdose numbers for New Hampshire.

As of Wednesday, the state medical examiner says New Hampshire has seen 414 fatal overdoses in 2015, and has 22 pending.

The report shows 155 deaths involving fentanyl only, 75 deaths attributed to fentanyl and other drugs. 32 deaths from heroin only, and 13 deaths from heroin in other drugs (not fentanyl), 41 deaths from heroin and fentanyl combined.

Overall, there were 380 deaths caused by opiates or opioids, and 34 from other drugs.

As you can see drug deaths in New Hampshire are more than twice than in 2011 and about 100 more than 2014.

Several cities and towns continue to report an increase in overdose numbers for this year.

Manchester alone says they number of calls have gone up by 40 percent.

Statewide there are 46 pending toxicology cases for 2016.

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