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By now, you’ve probably heard about the alarming rise in prescription drug overdose deaths, but how common is it?

We’ve written extensively about the issue in the past and have seen a dramatic increase in overdoses in the last few years, with overdoses occurring at a rate of more than 100 per 100,000 people per year.

Now, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals the exact number of people dying from drug overdoses in 2015.

The study found that an astounding 5.2 million people died in the U.S. from drug overdose in 2015, a number that is nearly twice as high as in any year since 2006.

While overdose deaths have increased significantly over the past five years, the number of deaths is still a far cry from the peak of the opioid epidemic in 2007, when more than 500,000 deaths were reported in the United States.

Here are five things you need to know about how drug overdoses are spreading.


Drug overdoses are still a relatively new phenomenon in the US.

There are currently about 3.4 million people who died of drug overdoses worldwide in 2016, according to the Global Drug Survey, which was conducted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

In fact, overdose deaths were a major cause of death for both adults and children in the world in 2015: Overdose deaths accounted for about 1.3 million of the 6.6 million deaths that took place globally.

The report notes that, in 2016 alone, drug overdose mortality rose by nearly 5 percent across the globe.


Drug overdose deaths remain relatively rare in the developing world.

While some countries, such as Brazil, have seen an increase in the number and severity of drug overdose death, the vast majority of the developing countries in the region have seen the trend increase.

While the Global Drugs Survey also found that nearly 70 percent of the world’s population lives in the poorest countries, nearly two-thirds of the drug overdose fatalities occur in the most developed countries.

According to the WHO, only 2.3 percent of drug-related deaths occur in countries where drug-use is at a crisis level, such the United Arab Emirates (where the country has become the epicenter of the global drug epidemic).


Drug use is becoming more common in developing countries.

The number of drug users in the developed world rose from 4.7 million in 2000 to 4.8 million in 2015 (though the actual increase is likely much lower).

While the trend has been trending upward for decades, the percentage of people who say they use drugs is on the rise in the global community.

According the latest WHO report, in 2015 over 40 percent of people in developing nations said they used drugs, up from about 29 percent in 2000.


Prescription drug abuse is the main reason for the increased number of overdose deaths.

In the United Kingdom, for instance, an estimated 4.6 percent of adults said they were dependent on prescription drugs in 2015 — a level that has been steadily rising since 2007.

The trend of drug use in developing and developing-world countries is likely a major factor in the rise of overdose death rates.

In 2014, there were an estimated 6,856 drug-involved deaths in the European Union, up significantly from an estimated 2,037 deaths in 2001.

In some countries such as India, prescription drug use has risen by nearly 60 percent since 1999.


Most drug-induced deaths in developed countries are due to heroin, which is also increasingly being abused in the UK.

The increase in heroin use is likely one of the main factors behind the rise and spread of drug abuse in the EU.

In 2013, an average of 2.7 heroin-related overdose deaths per day took place in the country, according the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

In 2016, that number rose to 4,811 deaths, with more than half of the deaths being due to prescription drug abuse.


Heroin use is the leading cause of overdose-related death worldwide.

The majority of drug deaths worldwide are related to prescription opioids, and in the case of heroin, it is the most commonly abused type of drug in the modern world.

In 2015, an analysis of the World Health Organization (WHO) mortality data showed that heroin-dependent people accounted for almost a quarter of all deaths worldwide.

In addition to heroin deaths, heroin overdose deaths accounted the second leading cause in the entire world, with an estimated 3.5 million deaths.


Most people in the industrialized world die from drug-assisted suicide.

In Canada, the average person dies by taking their own life each day, but in the rest of the developed countries that the study looked at, an overwhelming majority of people killed by drugs are euthanized.

In many cases, they are placed in a medically assisted death facility or a “suicide chamber,” which has been criticized by advocates as a form of torture.


The U.K. is not alone in this trend. While