Mortality Because of Drug Overdose Grows in the USA
NY Times reported that drug overdoses killed more than 60,000 people in the United States last year, according to the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths. Mortality is higher on more than 20 % comparing the data of the previous year. Experts say that drug overdoses could keep being the main cause of death for Americans under 50.
Drug deaths involving fentanyl more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, accompanied by an upturn in deaths involving cocaine and methamphetamines. Together they add up to an epidemic of drug overdoses that is killing people at a faster rate than the H.I.V. epidemic at its peak.