18/08/18

Death Of A Nation: Drug Overdose Deaths Jump To Record 72,000 Last Year



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Death Of A Nation: Drug Overdose Deaths Jump To Record 72,000 Last Year
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates drug overdose deaths based on a current flow of mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System has just reached a record of 71,568 Americans in 2017. That is a 6.6 percent jump in overdose deaths over 2016 and represents a rapid deterioration of America's inner core: The middle class.

More than 40,000 Americans died from opioid-related overdoses last year, and around 30,000 people died from overdoses of synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, said The Hill.

The overdose deaths ...

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