CONCORD, N.H. — In a story Jan. 24 about New Hampshire drug overdose death projections, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Office of Chief Medical Examiner projected 450 overdose deaths for 2017. It projected 485 deaths, the same number as in 2016.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Medical office projects drug overdose deaths same as last year
The New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office says it is projecting 485 drug overdose deaths for 2017, the same number as 2016.
CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office says it is projecting 485 drug overdose deaths for 2017, the same number as 2016.
The Office of Chief Medical Examiner says it’s counted 394 overdoses cases for last year so far; there are 91 cases that are pending toxicology results and a review but are expected to be drug-related.
The leading cause of drug deaths in the state has been traced to fentanyl overdoses.