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Old 09-18-2011, 02:47 PM
Location: Los Angeles area
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The lead story in today's (Sept. 18) Los Angeles Times (www.latimes.com) is headlined "Drugs now deadlier than autos". The article claims that for the first time ever, more deaths in the United States were caused by drug overdoses (of both legal prescription drugs and illegal drugs combined) than by auto accidents. This is "preliminary data" for 2009. Part of the equation is that motor vehicle deaths have been declining, but not drug overdose deaths. Perhaps someone can post a proper link to the article - I need to learn how to do that.

This is really huge, it seems to me. Quite shocking. Of course I knew that there were more than a few drug overdose deaths, but I just had no idea of the horrendous scale. Is anyone else surprised?
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:29 PM
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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You linked to the L.A. Times correctly but i just created a specific link to the actual article.

Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., Times analysis shows - latimes.com
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