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New Numbers on Drug-Related Deaths

Police Take Back Prescription DrugsSALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Medical Examiner has released the numbers of drug-related death statistics in 2012 for all counties in Oregon.

The report notes that some Oregon counties has the same or less number of drug-related deaths last year, while other counties had a notable change.

In Jackson County, drug-related deaths increased from 9 in 2011 to 19 in 2012. Klamath County and Lake County reported having drug-related deaths in 2012 after no recorded deaths the previous year.

Despite the drop in total statewide prescription drug overdose deaths for the three major noted categories, Methadone use again topped the list of major drug prescription deaths.

Click here for a full look at the report.