"For the sixth year in a row, the number of people killed by opioids in Massachusetts continued to climb in in 2016 as state and local public health officials grappled with the growing epidemic.
There were at least 1,465 opioid overdose deaths last year, with 469 to 562 additional deaths also believed to be opioid-related, according to recently released data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
In total, opioids likely killed around 1,979 people least year, up from an estimated 1,751 deaths in 2015 and an estimated 1,379 deaths in 2014. Fatalities have increased every year since 2010, when there were 532 opioid-related deaths."
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|reported overdoses and deaths in Franklin from 2014-2016|
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