2019 OD deaths: Nashua, Manchester buck NH’s downward trend
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For two years in a row, New Hampshire has seen a decrease in drug overdose deaths. But many officials say there is still a long way to go to address the epidemic.
The state anticipates a total of 364 drug deaths in 2019 — 107 fewer than the 471 deaths in 2018, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The total includes 80 pending toxicology reports, which can take months to complete.
Between 2017 and 2018, the deaths across the state decreased by 19 — 490 to 471, according to state data.