CDC Reports Life Expectancy Decreased in the United States Second Year In a Row… Opioid Epidemic Played a Big Role

The Centers for Disease Control released two new reports last month: the first showing that life expectancy decreased in the United States for the second year in a row; the second, likely the reason for that decrease, showing that more than 63,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2016, a 21% increase over 2015.

Indiana’s drug poisoning (overdose) death rates are statistically higher than the national U.S. rate.

Drug Overdose Death Rates By State

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