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U.S. Life Expectancy Drops as Opioid Deaths Surge

The opioid epidemic continues to chip away at the average American life span.  Life expectancy declined in the United States for the second year in a row in 2016, driven downward by fatal drug overdoses in young and middle-aged adults, according to a new report from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).  Read more...

 

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