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LOS ANGELES — The death of Tyler Sanders, a teen actor known for roles in "The Rookie" and "Fear the Walking Dead," was ruled an accidental fentanyl overdose, officials said Thursday. Sanders died this past June in his Glendale apartment at the age of 18. On June 16, a friend found Sanders unresponsive inside his locked apartment and called 911, a Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner Coroner's ...

As the U.S. deals with its deadliest overdose crisis to date, a national crime-prevention group is calling on the Justice Department to clamp down on social media’s role in the spread of fentanyl, the drug largely driving a troubling spike in overdose deaths among teenagers. 

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THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The average American's expected life span at birth took another big hit in 2021, according to final data on death rates for that pandemic year.

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths of teens from drug overdoses soared starting in late 2019, and though they appear to be on the decline, they remain much higher than in 2019, U.S. health officials report.

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MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- From July to December 2019 to July to December 2021, there was an increase in overdose deaths and deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyls (IMFs), according to research published in the Dec. 16 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than two years after the pandemic began, there is a bit of good news on death rates in the United States: They should be lower this year than during the past two years once final numbers are tallied. Still, they have not dropped to levels seen before COVID-19 swept across the country, preliminary data show.

Preliminary data indicates 2022 will see fewer deaths than the previous two COVID-19 pandemic years; current reports suggest deaths may be down about 3% from 2020 and about 7% from 2021.

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TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Overdose mortality among pregnant and postpartum women increased between 2017 and 2020, with a more pronounced increase observed in 2020, according to a research letter published in the Dec. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Frank Vallelonga Jr. has been found dead outside a building in New York, and police have arrested a man on charges of concealment of a human corpse.

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- From 2000 to 2020, there was an increase in the age-adjusted rates of drug overdose deaths for adults aged 65 years and older, according to a November data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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