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Drug-Related Deaths on the Rise in the U.S

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 19, 2011 at 7:53 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Drug-related deaths are increasing in the U.S and they outnumber motor vehicle fatalities. This is due to the rise in prescription narcotic overdose.

Nearly 37,485 drug-related fatalities occurred in 2009, according to the statistics of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 Drug-Related Deaths on the Rise in the U.S
Drug-Related Deaths on the Rise in the U.S
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In the last 10 years, the death toll due to drugs has doubled, and statistics show that every 14 minutes, somebody dies due to narcotic overdose.  

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It pays to know that strong prescription pain and anxiety drugs are addictive, and can turn lethal when combined with other drugs or alcohol.  



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