Accidental opioid overdoses surpass car accidents in likelihood of death in US

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Some grim findings from the National Safety Council.  For the first time on record, the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the US are now greater than those dying in an automobile accident.

The NSC found the odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose were 1/96; for motor vehicle accidents, the odds were 1/103.

The NSC also found the odds of death for opioid overdose were greater than the risk of deaths from falls, pedestrian incidents, drowning, and fire.

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