Americans are now more likely to die from opioid overdoses than car crashes

Drug overdoses killed 1,300 in the city in 2016 — a record high. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The spike in deaths – caused by the synthetic opioid Fentanyl – rose from 29 deaths per 100,000 people in 1999 to 14.9.

 

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