CDC Says Record 72,000 Americans Died of Drug Overdoses Last Year

HeadlineAug 16, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a record 72,000 Americans died of drug overdose deaths last year, as the opioid epidemic reached new heights. 2017’s death toll from overdoses increased by about 10 percent from a year earlier, surpassing the number who died from car crashes, gun violence and HIV/AIDS combined.

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