Lowered Life Expectancy

Opioid abuse is blamed for lowered life expectancy in the United States.

Drug abuse is being blamed for decreased life expectancy in the U.S. for a second year in a row. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control says the life expectancy at birth was 78.6 years, down 0.1 percent from 2015. The life expectancy rate dropped last year as well. Officials say drugs -opioids in particular- are a significant contributing factor….

What you should know about ‘gray death’

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – First responders and law enforcement are on high alert as a dangerous new street drug is creeping closer and closer to the Carolinas. It’s called ‘gray death,’ and police say it lives up to its name. It’s a deadly mixture of four different opiates – strong enough to kill users with just one dose. Police…