One in three opioid overdose deaths goes uncounted by federal officials in the US, study suggests

As many as one in three opioid overdose deaths may go uncounted by US health officials, a new study suggests.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that, between 2003 and 2017, there were about 375,000 deaths from opioids and 106,000 deaths from heroin.

But researchers from the University of South Florida found that government officials missed as many as 45 percent of deaths in the Sunshine State alone.

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