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Alex Azar testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary in Washington, D.C. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
U.S. health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory.

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