Can You Believe Opioid Overdoses Cause More Deaths Than Guns, Wars, Disease and Accidents?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

It’s not late-breaking news that opioid deaths are now the leading causes of death for people under 50, but if you compare those deaths to annual deaths due to breast cancer, guns, the Vietnam War and motor vehicle accidents, opioid deaths top the pack. At 42,249 in 2016, opioids as a death knell are even close to crowding out suicides, which came in at about 44,965. According to PennLive, when you count the total amount of all drug overdoses — 66,972 — that were...

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