August 22, 2014

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New Report: More deaths caused by prescription drugs than by car accidents

They say that numbers don’t lie. So when statistics clearly show that for the first time ever in the U.S.A. prescription drugs have killed more people than car accidents, even the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is forced to face the sad truth.

In an interview conducted by the network, Dr. Leonard Paulozzi from the CDC pointed out that prescription drugs – and not illegal drugs – are to be blamed. He explained that:

“There has been a dramatic increase in use of prescription drugs as physicians have become more liberal in prescribing them. And with the decrease in the motor vehicle crash mortality rate, drug-induced deaths have now passed motor vehicle crash deaths.”