Drug overdose epidemic top cause of US injury deaths

Drug overdoses have reached epidemic levels in the United States where they are the leading cause of injury deaths, surpassing car accidents and gunshots, the Drug Enforcement Administration said Wednesday.

“Drug abuse is ending too many lives too soon and destroying families and communities,” DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said.

“We must reach young people at an even earlier age and teach them about its many dangers and horrors.”

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