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16 Jan

Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than on The Road


Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than on The Road

Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to the council’s analysis of 2017 data on accidental death. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103.

“The nation’s opioid crisis is fueling the Council’s grim probabilities, and that crisis is worsening with an influx of illicit fentanyl,” the council said in a statement released Monday.

Read the entire article by Ian Stewart, NPR.

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