Pot Doesn’t Even Rank in U.S. Poisonings, But Pills Do


Marijuana, that scourge of America, didn’t even earn a mention in the National Poison Control Center’s new research paper on poisonings in the United States. The center’s report, Poisoning in the United States, was published this month in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine.

The biggest death-causing drug in the land, responsible for 83 percent of poisonings that ended in death, the study found, was prescription painkillers, namely opioids. Cadiovascular and antidepressant pills also contributed to that finding, the paper states… Most of the reported, 2.2 million poisonings looked at it one recent year, by the way, didn’t even require hospitalization, the study found. 

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