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This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Preliminary data for 2016 reveals the death toll may be as high as 65,000 — a 19 percent increase in a single year. Opioids, narcotic pain killers, are responsible for nearly two-thirds, about 42,000, of these deaths. Between 2002 and 2015, more than 202,600 Americans died from opioid overdoses.  Read more...

 

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