Drug ODs killing more than gunshots
Story here. Drug deaths (predominantly among illicit users, but the story has some startling reports of accidental deaths) doubled 1994-2004. The biggest rise was in prescription drugs (oxycodone, for example), which went up 152% in five years.
Don't worry, when they restrict guns as much as drugs, those deaths-by-gun will catch up.
Posted by: TJH at February 6, 2008 09:20 PM
They don't count how many gun deaths are drug related.
Posted by: Mad Saint Jack at February 7, 2008 12:02 AM
I would suspect that the charts are traveling in both directions. A rise in drug deaths from the medicating of society, and a drop in gun deaths from better training- though usualy forced by concealed permit laws, etc.
Posted by: joe carpenter at February 8, 2008 11:32 AM
The report is really startling, and I felt bad to know that most of the deaths comes from prescribed medicines. I also accept Jack view on this, if we count the gun deaths which drug related then the number will even higher.
Posted by: Smith at February 10, 2008 10:12 AM