In 16 states, drug deaths overtake traffic fatals

From the Washington Post:

In 16 states and counting, drugs now kill more people than auto accidents do, the government said Wednesday. 

Experts said the startling shift reflects two opposite trends: Driving is becoming safer, and the legal and illegal use of powerful prescription painkillers is on the rise. 

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2 thoughts on “In 16 states, drug deaths overtake traffic fatals

  1. Thanks for the post. I agree with the other comment, however, these statistics are startling to say the least. I also wonder how many of the traffic related accidents are alcohol or drug related.

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