Death by Medication-Alcohol Combo Up 3,000 Percent

Accidental deaths from mixing prescription medications with street drugs or alcohol have shot up by more than 3,000 percent in the last 20 years, according to a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers at the University of California in San Diego analyzed all U.S. death certificates between 1983 and 2004. They found that while the estimated years of life lost to other accidental deaths by car crashes, drowning, falling, gun accidents or fires went down, general medical error...Full Story
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