A report in the Orlando Sentinel reveals a disturbing trend in the state of Florida that is part of a larger national epidemic: the growing number of people killed by prescription-drug overdoses. According to the report, from January to June of this year, prescription-drug overdoses killed 1,270 people in Florida. This represents a nine-percent increase from the same 6-month period in 2009 when 1,157 people died from prescription-drug overdoses. “State medical examiners continue to find prescription drugs more often in the bodies of the dead than illicit drugs, documenting the fatal consequences of the nation’s prescription-drug epidemic,” the Sentinel report ... Read More
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