Tag: leading cause of death

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Drug overdose deaths hit record high

January 18, 2019 By

The CDC reported that more than 70,000 people in the US died of drug overdoses in 2017, the highest number for any single year in our country’s history.

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Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.

February 10, 2014 By

Deaths caused by drug overdoses have surpassed traffic fatalities as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.