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More than 107,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2021, a record high, according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control released on Wednesday that showed opioids accounted for more than 70% of the fatalities.

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Drug overdose deaths rose nearly 15% in the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic from the year before.

Deaths spiked the most in the state of Alaska, which saw a 75% increase in 2021.