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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):


* A data brief from the agency's National Center for Health Statistics shows an upward trend in drug overdose deaths from 1999 to 2015, with the largest percentage increase in adults ages 55 to 64 years:



From the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):


* The FDA issued a special notice in March to collection organizations for three Florida counties regarding the safety of blood and tissue donations, including semen, in regard to Zika virus transmission: The CDC has issued a similar notice:



From the Joint Commission:


* Retention of a foreign body and wrong patient/site/procedure topped the list of sentinel events between 2005 and 2016:



From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine:


* The agency offers targeted recommendations to eliminate hepatitis B and C by 2030:



From the World Health Organization:


* Some 322 million people worldwide live with depression, an increase of about 18% between 2005 and 2015:


* More than half of hospitals and health centers in war-torn areas, such as Syria and Yemen, have closed, leaving people without access to care, medicines, and medical and surgical supplies: and