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What is the most common cause of injury-related deaths in the U.S.?

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Per data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70,237 drug overdose deaths were recorded in 2017, including 47,600 involving opioids "with increases across age groups, racial/ethnic groups, county urbanization levels, and in multiple states." For comparison, there were 38,748 motor vehicle deaths and 38,658 firearm-related deaths in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, deaths involving synthetic opioids like fentanyl increased by 45%.

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