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Fact Check : ‘More Americans Will Die from Drugs this Year Than Were Killed in the Entire Vietnam War’

Fact Check : ‘More Americans Will Die from Drugs this Year Than Were Killed in the Entire Vietnam War’

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter   “More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War,” President Donald Trump said in his address to the nation on border security Tuesday night. Verdict: True Recent trends in overdose deaths suggest that more people in the U.S. will die from overdoses this […]

Drug Overdose Deaths, 2016: Casualties of War

Drug Overdose Deaths, 2016: Casualties of War

  By Thomas L. Knapp Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50, the New York Times’s Josh Katz reports. In 2016, overdoses claimed somewhere between 59,000 and 65,000 lives. That’s more American lives than were lost in the Vietnam war. It’s 20 times the casualty count of 9/11. It’s […]