Manchester overdose deaths up 17 percent year-to-date
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Statistics show that while the number of overdoses in New Hampshire’s two largest cities is trending downward, the number of fatal overdoses in Manchester are up 17 percent compared to a year ago.

The latest statistics from American Medical Response (AMR) show in May medics reported the most Narcan ever administered by members of the public — prior to the arrival of emergency personnel on scene — to overdose victims in Manchester. The statistics show 81 milligrams of pre-hospital Narcan was administered by laypersons in the Queen City last month, the highest amount since 56 milligrams were distributed in March of 2018, and nearly four times the 20 milligrams given out in April.

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