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Opioid Addiction, Suicides Caused Decline in Life Expectancy

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Life expectancy in the U.S. declined for the first time in two decades in 2015. The trend continued in 2016, and the data for 2017 show the downward trend continuing for the third year in a row, which makes it the longest downward trend since World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic


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