Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE Prescription Drug Death Statistics
Drug Deaths in Florida
- Total drug-related deaths increased by 22 percent (2,126 more).
- 5,725 opioid-related deaths were reported, which is a 35 percent increase (1,483 more). The opioids were identified as either the cause of death or merely present in the decedent.
- 6,658 (24 percent more) individuals died with one or more prescription drugs in their system. The drugs were identified as either the cause of death or merely present in the decedent. These drugs may have also been mixed with illicit drugs and/or alcohol.
- 3,550 (40 percent more) individuals died with at least one prescription drug in their system that was identified as the cause of death. These drugs may have been mixed with other prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and/or alcohol.
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List of Drugs in the FDLE Report
- Aminoclonazepam, Chlordiazepoxide, Desalkyflurazepam, Diazepam Benzodiazepines (Alprazolam, Alpha-hydroxyalprazolam, Clonazepam Diazepam, Oxazepam, Temazepam, Triazolam, and Alpha-hydroxytriaz Estazolam, Flunitrazepam, Flurazepam, Lorazepam, Midazolam,
- Ethyl Alcohol;
- Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB);
- Freon, Helium, Nitrous Oxide, and Toluene); Inhalants (Chlorodifluoromethane, Difluoroethane,
- MDMA (Ecstasy), MDA, MDEA, and Phentermine; Methylated Amphetamines (Amphetamines, Methamphetamine, Hydromorphone, Meperidine, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Oxym Opioids (Buprenorphine, Codeine, Fentanyl, Heroin, Hydrocodone Propoxyphene, and Tramadol); Phencyclidine (PCP); and Zolpidem.