The Top 5 Drug Types that Cause the Most Deaths in the United States

  Drug Number of Deaths 2013
1 Tobacco 480,000 + deaths
2 Alcohol 26,654 deaths
3 Perscrpition Painkillers 16,235 deaths
4 Heroin 8,257 deaths
5 Cocaine 5,100 deaths
Tags: Death Statistics, Health Statistics, Tobacco & Smoking Statistics, Drug & Alcohol Statistics, The United States

Sources:  Centre for Disease Control. (2015): Heroin fatality statistics

List Notes: Data is the top 5 fatalities by drug type in the United States for the year 2013. This list includes prescription and non-prescription drugs.
Drug Types that Cause the Most Deaths in the United States
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