Prescription Drugs responsible for more Deaths than traffic Accidents

Every 14 minutes, a person is killed by prescription drugs…

Prescription drugs responsible for more deaths than traffic accidents, study finds
The number of drug fatalities has doubled within the past ten years

Every 14 minutes, a person is killed by prescription drugs — and unlike most other causes of preventable death, which have been on the decline for years, medication-induced deaths are on the upswing across the US. According to a recent analysis conducted by the Los Angeles Times, drug-induced deaths have become so prevalent that their average yearly total now exceeds the number of deaths caused by traffic accidents “.

Read Prescription Drugs responsible for more Deaths than traffic Accidents, Study finds, by Ethan A. Huff, September 21, 2011

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