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Syringes of fentanyl, an opioid painkiller, sit in an inpatient facility in Salt Lake City. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid-related overdoses have contributed to the life expectancy drop in the U.S. CREDIT: RICK BOWMER/AP

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid ‘Disturbing’ Rise In Overdoses And Suicides

For the second time in three years, life expectancy in the U.S. has ticked downward. In three reports issued Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laid out a series of statistics that revealed some troubling trend lines — including rapidly increasing rates of death from drug overdoses and suicide. Continue Reading U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid ‘Disturbing’ Rise In Overdoses And Suicides

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