University Of Colorado Denver From quite a few years, the U.S. has been registering a substantial elevation in death rate. A recent study undertaken by the University of Colorado Denver asserts that death due to drug overdose is rising in all demographic groups. This trend appears particularly acute among white Americans.

During the inspection, experts thoroughly analyzed data from the U.S. Census and a national register that highlight the cause of U.S. deaths. With the help of demographic groups, the percentage of people that died from accidental drug poisonings each year was registered. Avoiding misuse of prescription drugs appears as a major concern for companies manufacturing medications.

White men and women are supposedly more than nine times likely to die from accidental poisoning than they were in the late 1960s. Black men and women, on the other hand, are apparently three times more capable of dying from an accidental poisoning than in the late 1960s. Richard Miech, PhD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, lead investigator and colleagues claim that awareness about threats of drug overdose can reduce death rate.