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Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show

Sep 17, 2011 5:55:00 PM - latimes.com
Fueling the surge are prescription pain and anxiety drugs that are potent, highly addictive and especially dangerous when combined with one another or with other drugs or alcohol.

Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found.


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