Opioid overdose deaths in the United States

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for US citizens under the age of 50, who are now more likely to die from a drug overdose (14.1 deaths per 100,000 persons) than from firearms (11.8 deaths per 100,000 persons) or car accidents.

Some U.S. counties that have an extremely high rate of overdose deaths. There’s concern that drugs like fentanyl are filling the void left by falling prescription sales of opioids.

Opioid overdose deaths in the US
Via visualcapitalist.com

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