NH Drug Death Data Update

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Drug Data Data Update from NH Medical Examiner’s Office 7-24-18

 

This is the latest 2018 data, their office is still working on cleaning the 2017 data.

 From the report:

There are 95 cases from 2018 that are “pending toxicology”. It can take 2 to 3 months to receive the toxicology results and for our pathologist to review them and determine the cause of death. The availability of the pathologist to review the reports is dependent on the autopsy schedule, court appearances, etc. A few cases may be finalized one week and numerous cases finalized the next week which would make it appear as if a substantial increase has occurred from one week to the next but these are deaths that occurred weeks or even months earlier.