Unintentional injuries now third highest cause, due to drug epidemic

A 21 percent rise in drug overdose deaths last year made unintentional injuries the third-leading cause of death in the country, according to data set for release Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Accidental injuries now follow only heart disease and cancer on the list of leading killers of Americans, according to CDC. Chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema, were bumped by unintentional injuries from third- to fourth-leading cause of death. | More at LMT Online

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