Drug overdoses kill more people than guns

Drug overdoses kill more people than guns

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    Drug overdoses kill more people than guns

    I heard this on NPR today.

    All Things Considered, January 28, 2008 For the first time in U.S. history, drug overdoses and other types of poisonings now kill more people than guns, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Record numbers of West Virginians are dying in the quiet epidemic, mostly from prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin and methadone.

    Here's the link:

    NPR: Prescription Drug Deaths Rise in West Virginia

    Imagine that. I don't understand. We need more drug control.
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    Yeah---most of those don't make the headlines though. Imagine that.

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    Ever read that quote about doctors inadvertently killing more people than all gun related deaths?

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    Hmm. Never thought about it, but I thinking back I did run on a LOT more OD's than gun crimes...
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    Not possible. Drug use is illegal.....therefore it cannot happen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Not possible. Drug use is illegal.....therefore it cannot happen.

    I think the majority of of my OD runs were for prescription drugs.
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    You can't ban drugs! If you ban drugs only drug dealers will have and profit from drugs!

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    Wouldn't suprise me the county I live in is almost worst for drugs than the city I work in.

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    The problem are the darn assault drugs. You got school kids in playgrounds across America with easy access to military strength pain killers...
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