New data indicates that Massachusetts has made some progress in beating back the tide of opioid overdose deaths, according to the state's public health chief. Commissioner Monica Bharel said the state nonetheless continues to lose too many people to overdoses.

The Department of Public Health on Wednesday released the latest statistics on opioid overdoses, showing a total of 2,023 confirmed and estimated opioid-related overdose deaths in 2019, down from 2,031 in 2018.

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