The U.S. workforce is dying younger. Why?

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Drugs play a role in this disturbing trend.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association paints a sobering picture—especially in a market where labor is at a premium. Life expectancies in a prime age group for American workers has gone down. Read the story and learn how drug abuse joins other factors at the root of the problem.

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“The whole country is at a disadvantage compared to other wealthy nations, ” the study’s lead author said. “We are losing people in the most productive period of their lives.”