Prescription Narcotics Overdoses Kill More Than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

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Prescription Narcotics Overdoses Kill More Than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

Prescription narcotics wereِ involved inِ more accidental drug overdose deaths inِ 2007 thanِ heroin andِ cocaine combined, according toِ a newِ article.
And inِ some states, theِ number ofِ deaths fromِ prescription painkiller overdose isِ higher thanِ suicide orِ car crashes.
Approximately 27,500 people died fromِ unintentional prescription drug overdoses inِ 2007, driven toِ a large extent byِ prescription narcotics overdoses, saidِ researchers fromِ the Centers forِ Disease Control andِ Prevention (CDC), Duke University andِ the University ofِ North Carolina atِ Chapel Hill.