“Drug crisis is pushing up death rates for almost all groups of Americans,” by Joel Achenbach and Dan Keating, Washington Post
“The opioid epidemic that has ravaged life expectancy among economically stressed white Americans is taking a rising toll among blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans, driving up the overall rate of death among Americans in the prime of their lives.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Sad irony: the opioid crisis counteracts the LTC crisis.
Drug crisis is pushing up death rates for almost all groups of Americans