Drug overdoses on the rise in most age groups
More and more people are dying from abusing or misusing drugs, including both prescription and illegal drugs, new research suggests.
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#1 Dec 25, 2010
The American Academy of Pediatrics Report states: A controlled medication was prescribed at 2.3 million visits by adolescents (aged 15–19 years) and at 7.8 million visits by young adults (aged
20 –29 years) in 1994. That number increased to 5.7 million visits by adolescents and 18.6 million visits by young adults in 2007. A 58 % increase in 9 years.
Also from the AAP report between 1997 and 2006, the sale of oxycodone increased by 732%, hydrocodone by 244%, and methadone by 1177%.
Watch this 2.5 minute CBS investigative report about Pill Mills
The AMA is responsible for addicting and killing thousands without accountability. When will we stop this legal drug dealing by the pharmaceutical corporations and the AMA?
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