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Drug Poisonings Kill More People Than Car Accidents

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Drug poisoning now kills more people than car accidents.

The exploding rate of prescription pain killer abuse is driving the trend.

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics says that prescription pain killers were responsible for 40 percent of drug-poisoning deaths in the United States.

The number of such deaths has more than tripled in the last decade.