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OVER­DOSES: The num­ber of drug- and al­co­hol-re­lated over­dose deaths in Mary­land in the first half of the year jumped more than 50 per­cent from the same pe­riod last year, ac­cord­ing to the state Depart­ment of Health and Men­tal Hy­giene. From Jan­uary to June, there were 920 fa­tal over­doses this year, com­pared with 601last year, an es­ca­la­tion of the opi­oid over­dose epi­demic that star­tled even some work­ing in pub­lic health.

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