Lower Eastern Shore posts steep declines in overdose deaths year-over-year

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Maryland Department of Health released a report on the amount of overdose deaths in the state over the first six months of the year. The lower eastern shore is leading the way for the state in combatting the opioid epidemic, with a drastic 48% reduction in opioid related intoxication deaths from January to June 2017, when compared with last year. The numbers from Maryland as a whole are up 118% and overdoses on the Mid-shore are up 175%.