Study: Too Much Ultimate Deaths Among The Rich Nations
Thanks to increasing opioid use, the American drug mortality rate is 3.5 times higher than the average of its peers, according to a new study Population and Development Review. In 2013, Jessica Ho's sociologist studied the last year, an overdose accounted for 16.97 deaths per 100,000 – more than 28 times higher than in Japan. Existing numbers could even be worse: overdose deaths jumped from 47,000 in 2014 to 70,000 in 2017.
How else is the U.S. compare it? Researchers say that the American drug problem also contributes to the expansion gap of life expectancy.