Drug Deaths Now Outnumber Car Crash Kills

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Drug abuse is now responsible for killing more Americans than car crashes, reveals a new report from the Los Angeles Times….

“People feel they are safer with prescription drugs because you get them from a pharmacy and they are prescribed by a doctor,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Opferman says to The Times. “Younger people believe they are safer because they see their parents taking them. It doesn’t have the same stigma as using street narcotics.”

Now prescription drug-related deaths surpass fatalities caused by cocaine and heroin abuse combined. Deaths linked to OxyContin, Valium and Xanax abuse have doubled in the last decade.

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