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Report: Life Expectancy Down In The U.S.

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(Washington, DC) -- An epidemic of drug overdoses is lowering life expectancy in the U.S.

The National Center for Health Statistics said today that U.S. life expectancy has slipped from 78-point-seven years to 78-point-six years. Meanwhile, the drug overdose death rate rose by 21-percent. Over 63-thousand people died of drug overdose deaths in 2016, with many of those deaths from synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

It's the second year in a row that life spans have declined in the U.S. The federal researchers say life expectancy hasn't fallen two years in a row since the early 1960s. The report adds that men were far more likely to die from drug overdoses than women. Male life expectancy in the U.S. fell to 76-point-one years, while female life expectancy stayed steady at 81-point-one years.

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