Drug Overdoses Below Age 50 Are a Major Contributor to U.S. Deaths

…in men, compared to other modern countries.  From the MedPageToday article: 

“Ho noted that 64% of deaths before age 50 were from accidental poisoning and among those, 91% were drug overdoses.”

Anaphyllactic shock from a dose of penicilin is one kind of accidental poisoning.  Miscalculating the dose of heroin you need to get high is not quite comparable.

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