FDLE: Pharmaceuticals Kill More than Street Drugs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A report released Thursday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Medical Examiner’s Commission revealed that common prescription drugs were responsible for more deaths in 2007 than common illegal drugs.

“The rate of deaths caused by prescription drugs is over three times as high as the rate of deaths caused by all illicit drugs combined,” said Director of the Office of Drug Control Bill Janes.

Deaths involving the use of oxycodone, methadone, cocaine, alcohol, and heroin all rose in 2007, thaccording to the report.

Source: First Coast News

Sounds like the Darwin effect to me.

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