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Deaths of Despair strike women too

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020, 2:02 pm
by Anne Case

An Update on Deaths of Despair From Newly Released 2018 Vital Statistics

Monday, Feb 24, 2020, 10:00 am
by Anne Case and Angus Deaton

Mortality rates from drug overdose in midlife (ages 25 to 64) fell between 2017 and 2018, largely the result of a decline in mortality from prescription opioids. Mortality rates from synthetic opioids (primary fentanyl) continued to rise. In addition, mortality rates from suicide and alcoholic liver disease continued to climb.

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