Study: One in Five Deaths Among Young Adults Is Opioid-Related reports: “A study by St. Michael’s Hospital of Toronto published in June found that one in five deaths among young adults in the United States is now related to opioid drugs.

The horrifying dimensions of the crisis loomed over an FDA hearing this week where chronic pain advocates and patients warned that focusing on prescription drugs will add unnecessary suffering to the death toll.

As summarized by Science Daily, the St. Michael’s study found ‘the percentage of deaths attributable to opioids in the U.S. increased by 292 percent from 2001 to 2016, with one in every 65 deaths related to opioid use by 2016.’ Almost 70 percent of the dead were male…”

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