Fueled By Drug Crisis, U.S. Life Expectancy Declines For A Second Straight Year

"It's even worse than it looks," said Keith Humphreys, an addiction specialist at Stanford University. Given that research has shown official figures could be undercounting the true number of opioid deaths by 20 percent or more, "we could easily be at 50,000 opioid deaths last year," he said. "This means that even if you ignored deaths from all other drugs, the opioid epidemic alone is deadlier than the AIDS epidemic at its peak."

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Fueled by drug crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for a second straight year
US life expectancy declines for a second straight year
Fueled by drug crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for a second straight year
Fueled by opioid crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for second straight year
Fueled by drug crisis, US life expectancy declines for a second straight year