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Pill-related overdoses skyrocket in Fla.

Posted by Oxy Watchdog on July 8, 2010

Prescription drug-related deaths in Florida spiked by 20 percent in Florida last year over 2008, according to a new report released by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission, the Epoch Times reports. Prescription drugs contributed to more than 8,600 deaths in Florida in 2009, up from 6,200 reported in 2008, the article says. The four leading deadly substances were heroin, methadone, oxycodone, and fentanyl, and the leading cause of death continues to be heroin which contributed to 85% of drug fatalities, according to the article.

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2 Responses to “Pill-related overdoses skyrocket in Fla.”

  1. […] Read about Florida’s prescription drug monitoring program here. Information on pill-related overdoes in Florida can be found here. […]

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