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Chief County Medical Examiner in an examining room with skull on table.

Medical Examiner Puts 20 Years of Data Online

| 9:26 AM

Valuable comparisons and conclusions can be drawn from the types and circumstances of sudden unexpected deaths that occur in San Diego County, and in changes over time. Officials with the San Diego County Department of the Medical Examiner are releasing 22 years’ worth of data–from 1997 to the third quarter of 2018–in a free searchable online portal. The site makes over 59,000 records available.

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Opiates: A Fatal Epidemic in San Diego County

| 11:49 AM

Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic in San Diego. Statistics from the County Medical Examiner’s Office show a significant rise in fatal heroin and other opiate drug cases in recent years.