By: German Lopez@firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of drug overdose deaths in the US was so high in 2017 that it contributed to a drop in life expectancy.
According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017 — the highest number of drug overdose deaths for any single year in US history. The age-adjusted overdose death rate, of 21.7 per 100,000 people, was nearly 10 percent higher than it was in 2016, the CDC found. Get all of the information from VOX here.