More lethal than car crashes! – The recent deaths of Heath Ledger and perhaps even Michael Jackson point out the sad fact that adults between the ages of 34 and 56 are at a greater risk of dying from poisoning than from traffic accidents.
Poisoning deaths include those resulting from drug overdose or other misuse of drugs of prescription drugs. According to the CDC, 92% of poisoning deaths in the US involved drugs.
The CDC reminds everyone to take only medications that are prescribed for you. Never take or share other people’s medications, never take more or less medicine than was prescribed, and make sure your doctor knows all medications you are currently taking, in order to avoid dangerous drug interactions.
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