Publication date: Apr 12, 2019
Opioid-related deaths, particularly those associated with synthetic opioids, increased in the eastern United States between 1999 and 2016, leading to lower life expectancies, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. In 2016, there were 42,249 opioid-related deaths in the United States, corresponding to an age-standardized mortality rate of 13. 2, and a 18. 5% increase per year since 2014 (P 10 per 100,000 people).
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