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America's opiod problem is so bad its cutting into U.S. life expectancy

"It really underlines how serious the problem of opioid overdose has become in the U.S.," Deborah Dowell, senior medical adviser in the division of unintentional injury prevention at CDC, told Time. "In general we don't see decreases in life expectancy attributable to a single cause that are of this magnitude." (Swenson & Andrews, The Washington Post)

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