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Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose today than car accident

 

Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose today than car accident

  • The group analyzed preventable injuries and deaths in 2017 and found the odds of dying by accidental opioid overdose to be 1 in 96 and the odds of a motor vehicle crash 1 in 103.
  • On average, 130 Americans die each day after overdosing on opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Preventable injuries are the third leading cause of death, according to the report.

Published 9:33 AM ET Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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