—By W. Harry Fortuna

Americans are now more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle accident, according to the annual Odds of Dying report by the National Safety Council (NSC), released in January.

The Odds of Dying report is a reanalysis of the mortality data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics. The NSC, a nonprofit organization focused on lowering the number of preventable deaths, publishes the report “to provide people the