Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

May 18th, 2017

America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Some opioid-related deaths may be missed when people die from pneumonia and other infectious diseases caused and/or exacerbated by drug abuse. Their death certificates may only list the infection as the cause of death, explained CDC field officer Victoria Hall.

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