Report: Prescription drug deaths skyrocket

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November 1, 2011
Fox News    
Posted in News, PND News

"More people die in America every year from prescription drug abuse than die from heroin and cocaine combined. That stunning finding comes in a new report Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found a fourfold increase in deaths from prescription narcotics over the past decade. Not surprisingly, it coincides with a fourfold increase in the number of prescriptions written for the powerful painkillers." [editor's note: Yet another "unintended consequence" of the War on (Some) Drugs - SAT] (11/01/11)  


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