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Opioid-related Fatal Overdoses: January 1, 2014 to May 31, 2016


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) investigated a total of 2692 deaths due to use of opioids from January 1, 2014 through April 30, 2016, 83 deaths in CY 2014 and 114 in CY 2015 and 72 deaths to date in CY 2016 respectively. This report examines the presence of opioids (heroin, fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, morphine, prescription opioids and the general classification of opiates) in the deaths observed at the OCME. The tables and graphs below present the decedent information by trends, demographics, and jurisdiction of residence.