Prescription drugs still the leading cause of poisonings

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/prescription-drugs-still-the-leading-cause-of-poisonings-121914.html

Prescription drugs are still the leading cause of poisonings in the U.S. but a new study finds that “bath salts,” synthetic marijuana and laundry detergent pods are becoming common threats as well…

The majority (83 percent) of poisonings that ended in death in 2012 were linked to a pharmaceutical product, most commonly opioid painkillers, though NPDS also recorded deaths from cardiovascular and antidepressant medications.

“Poisoning continues to be a significant cause of injury and death in the United States,” said Dr. Dart

Funny, but I don’t see any mention for drug poisonings that occur when doctors and pharmacies make mistakes…

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