In Shadow of Pandemic, U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Resurge to Record

By Josh Katz, Abby Goodnough and Margot Sanger-Katz

Drug deaths in America, which fell for the first time in 25 years in 2018, rose to record numbers in 2019 and are continuing to climb, a resurgence that is being complicated and perhaps worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.