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ActivistPost – Heather Callaghan – Sharp Rise In Prescription Drug Deaths When Studied By County – 13 November 2013

Logo_activistpost-comDrug poisoning is now the leading cause of injury death in the U.S. and has increased by more than 300 percent over the last three decades. Almost 90 percent of poisoning deaths can be attributed to illicit or licit drugs, with prescription drugs accounting for the majority of drug overdose deaths. A startling trend seen last decade; there were more prescription drug deaths than heroin, cocaine or crack cocaine. Continue reading