More than 180,000 people overdosed on opioids and survived in the past year, new White House dashboard shows


CNN - There were about 181,806 nonfatal opioid overdoses recorded in the United States in the past year, and it’s taken about 9.8 minutes on average for emergency medical services to reach someone who’s overdosing, according to a data dashboard that the White House debuted Thursday.

This first-of-its-kind dashboard was developed to track nonfatal opioid overdoses, which have become a growing public health concern as the US struggles with a decades-long opioid epidemic.

The dashboard is expected to be updated every Monday morning, with a two-week lag in the data.