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Analysis of Drug-Related Overdose Deaths in Pennsylvania, 2014

November 01, 2015

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Philadelphia Field Division (PFD) Intelligence Program conducted a broad analysis of the impact of illicit drug and diverted pharmaceutical misuse in Pennsylvania, as examined through drug-related overdose death data. According to a 2015 report, Pennsylvania ranked ninth in the country in drug overdose deaths (18.9 per 100,000 people); drug overdoses were reported as the leading cause of injury.

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