ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) — New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show an alarming spike in overdoses during 2020. The report shows 93,000 Americans died from drugs.
That’s up nearly 30%. The drug fentanyl caused the majority of those deaths. Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein joined Jacquie Walker on News 4 at 5:30 to discuss the national spike and trends in Erie County.
Watch the full interview in the video player above.