Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Utah sees more deaths from Oxycontin, etc than from illicit drugs.

KSL News - "When it comes to drug overdoses, more Utahns are dying from prescription drugs than from drugs that are illegal.
In 2005, taking drugs like Lortab, Oxycontin and the Fentanyl patch killed more Utahns than taking illicit drugs.
And most of the overdoses were accidents--- less than 30 percent of the deaths were suicide or murder.
The average age of an overdose victim last year was 40 years old."
ksl.com - Utah's Online Source for Local News & Information Prescription Drug Overdoses on the Rise: "


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