Skip to comments.Prescription drug overdose deaths soar in Florida [government database coming soon]
Posted on 07/01/2009 3:19:29 PM PDT by daivid
Nearly 1,000 deaths were caused in 2008 by the potent painkiller oxycodone -- a 33 percent increase from 2007, the report says. Four years ago, only 340 deaths statewide were attributed to oxycodone, the most popular drug in the black-market pill trade supplied by pain clinics.
Conversely, deaths from cocaine overdoses declined by 23 percent, to 648 in 2008.
Overall, prescription drugs accounted for 75 percent of the drugs found in overdose victims last year, the report says.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
The prescription database is designed to detect addicts and drug dealers buying pills from multiple doctors -- often by faking ailments or medical records -- a practice known as ``doctor shopping.''
Biggest scams and most scam artists in the nation? FL, CA, AZ
My ex wife takes Xanax by the handfull. She doctor shops. She even gets Vicodan which she sells or trades for more Xanax.
Xanax=Freeze Dried Jack Daniel’s.
FYI...those Fentanyl patches are very dangerous. My mom almost died in 2007 from one while she was in cancer treatment. Somehow the drug released too much at one time.
What a bunch of crap. Cigarettes and Alcohol kill more people.
hell cars kill more people.
Hospitals alone kill more people with wrong prescriptions and poor sanitation that causes MRSA.
Let’s start with those things first.
I mean Jeeze, tackle the big problems!