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Report: Nevada's Death Rate From Meth, Stimulants Leads US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new report indicates Nevada's amphetamine death rate is highest in the nation and soon will eclipse the state's prescription opioid death rate if current trends continue.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the death rate in Nevada attributed to "psychostimulants" — a class of drugs that includes methamphetamine, ecstasy and ADHD prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin — hit 7.5 per 100,00 in 2016. That was up nearly 32 percent from 2015.

The report studied data from 31 states and Washington, D.C.

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PACT Coalition Executive Director Jamie Ross says it doesn't look like Nevada's amphetamine death rate is slowing down anytime soon.

PACT Coalition is a drug prevention nonprofit in southern Nevada.