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Prescription Drug Overdoses is a Major Killer

36000 people die in United States each year due to DRUG OVERDOSE.

Out of this 20000 patients died due to prescription drug overdose.

15000 patients die each year due to prescription pain killers such as morphine, methadone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and fentanyl.

Other medications such as Xanax, Benadryl, and antidepressants are also common causes of drug overdose deaths.

Prevention:

Avoid taking multiple drugs and also combining prescription drugs with Alcohol, and any other illicit drugs such as cocaine.

Do not share prescription drugs with family and friends.

Keep prescription drugs secure and discard old prescriptions.

People who get prescription pain killers from multiple doctors or are on high doses of prescription pain killers are at highest risk of over dose.

There are also strategies aimed at Doctors and Pharmacies to prevent the accidental overdose of prescription overdose deaths which has become a major epidemic.

 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6043a4.htm?s_cid=mm6043a4_w

 

 

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