Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Painkiller death epidemic

Truthout declares what we have always known: Doctors and legal prescription drugs kill more folks than drug-dealers.

An analysis of 168,900 autopsies conducted in Florida in 2007 found that three times as many people were killed by legal drugs as by cocaine, heroin and all methamphetamines put together. According to state law enforcement officials, this is a sign of a burgeoning prescription drug abuse problem.
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