Indiana coroners may be miscounting opioid overdose deaths

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The state of Indiana may be seriously undercounting the amount of opioid overdose deaths, and one researcher said the problem begins at county coroners’ offices.

Brad Ray, director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research at Indiana University, has been studying Indiana’s death reporting systems and comparing them to the rest of the nation, under the backdrop of a national opioid epidemic.

“A lot of people are dying from opioids. And how do we reduce the...

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