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U.S. life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third consecutive year, as deaths by suicide and drug overdose continue to claim more American lives.

The average American could expect to live to 78.6 years old in 2017, down from 78.7 in 2016, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). That decline may be modest, but it marks the third year in a row that life expectancy at birth has fallen — a noteworthy phenomenon, since the previous multiyear drop recorded by the NCHS was in the early 1960s.

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  1. Pingback: U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped for the Third Year in a Row. Drugs and Suicide Are Partly to Blame — The Secular Jurist | L8in

  2. Remember all those TV commercials in the 90’s and early 2000’s put out by drug companies pushing and promoting how “safe” it was for people to be taking opioids for pain management? “Ask your doctor for ‘Liquid Morphine Drip’, a safe and effective way for you to manage your headaches!” They even began pushing stool softener drugs, on TV, to help people with the constipation from these “safe” drugs. That was within the last 10 years or so. Drug companies are as close to the personification of evil we can get without Satan actually materializing and showing the world he’s actually real.

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  3. DANG! Does this mean we have to put up with at least 6 more years of the tRumpsky effect? (Even if he’s out of office, I doubt very much we will have heard the end of him.)

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