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By Dr. Stephen Asay
Washakie County Health Officer 

Drug overdoses now leading cause of death in US

 

December 22, 2022



For decades in the United States, the most frequent cause of accidental death had been a motor vehicle crash. That is no longer the case and, unfortunately, it’s not because cars and drivers are suddenly much safer. No, the top spot has been taken over by drug overdoses, driven largely by opioid drugs.

Communities large and small across the country, including ours, have seen a steep rise in...



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