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Focus on Fentanyl: Drug becomes leading cause of death for Americans 18-45 03/28/2022

Published March 31, 2022

Drug overdoses have claimed the lives of over 100,000 people in the United States - Fentanyl was reportedly the cause of two-thirds of them.

According to the CDC, Fentanyl is now the number one cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45. Surpassing suicide, Covid-19, and car accident-related deaths.


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