Navigation Links
Drug Overdoses Kill More Americans Than Car Accidents: CDC
Date:12/20/2011

e country, one reason might be the different laws states have for controlling the use of prescription painkillers, Warner said.

Deaths are an accurate way to get a handle on the size of the problem, because these are definitive data, Warner said.

Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein, medical director of the Florida Poison Information Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said "we knew this was coming; it shouldn't shock anybody. It's disturbing though."

More attention needs to be devoted to this problem, Bernstein noted. "It needs to be attacked from multiple angles and multiple levels in the way we have made headway in trauma," he said.

"There are newer and better drugs and that's great for treating people's pain, but they come with a price," Bernstein pointed out. "There is addiction and interactions with other drugs, and potential for overdose and misuse."

The number of users and abusers of these drugs is much greater than those who die from them, Warner added. "This is the tip of the iceberg," she said.

By 2010, 12 million Americans said they were using opioid painkillers without a prescription. In 2009, almost 500,000 emergency room visits were for abuse of these painkillers. This costs health insurance companies as much as $72 billion a year in direct costs, the CDC said in a November report.

Dr. Chris Jones, a CDC health scientist who was not involved in the latest report, said that deaths from opioid painkillers have "increased significantly over the last decade. We have also seen an increase in people who have nonfatal overdoses who are showing up in emergency departments."

In fact, there was a 98 percent increase in emergency room visits due to these painkillers between 2004 and 2009, he said. These emergency room visits are greater than those seen for overdoses of heroin and cocaine, Jones added.

The dramatic increase in deaths and overdoses from prescription drugs is due to a vastly increased
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NYU study concludes that dentists could screen 20 million Americans for chronic physical illnesses
2. Millions of Americans Are Victims of Sexual Violence: CDC
3. Americans Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine
4. More Americans Exercise, but Arthritis Can Get in the Way
5. Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now
6. Younger Americans Face Greater Health Disparities: Study
7. More Americans Living to 90, U.S. Census Finds
8. Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age
9. Community leaders honored for helping Americans most in need
10. Older Americans Encouraged to Get Fit
11. Gene variant increases risk of kidney disease in African-Americans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Drug Overdoses Kill More Americans Than Car Accidents: CDC
(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 Twelve of the ... by their peers as the 2015 Giants of ... at the Chicago Illuminating Company last night. The awardees ... oncologists for landmark achievements in translational research, gene therapy, ... course of cancer treatment. , Honorees were introduced and ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... Michigan (PRWEB) May 30, 2015 NovaSure® ... to lighten or stop periods, without the side ... procedure can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding and works ... uterus (the part that causes the bleeding), with a ... women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... ProIntro Magnify contains 30 self-animating and minimalistic Titles including ... elegant opening title to any Final Cut Pro X ... layouts. ProIntro Magnify is created exclusively for Final Cut Pro ... Simply drag a preset into the FCPX timeline ... Inspector window then watch as ProIntro Magnify does the rest. ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2015 The ... Services in coordination with ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center, headed ... Manager Raymond de Guzman and Brain Fitness Program Director ... joined this event learned that there are many ways ... Tee Bar showed the residents the different ways to ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... The iconic American actor, and host of “In ... segment on Medical Malpractice. This segment of “In America” ... health care field. , According to the Bureau of ... were filed, roughly only 20% of them made it ... while the remaining 30% were tossed out. (Source: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:OncLive’s 2015 Giant of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced 2Health News:OncLive’s 2015 Giant of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced 3Health News:OncLive’s 2015 Giant of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced 4Health News:Women's Excellence Now Provides NovaSure Treatment 2Health News:Announcing the release of ProIntro Magnify from Pixel Film Studios. 2Health News:1Heart Caregiver Services Brings Brain Fitness Education Seminar at ONEgeneration 2Health News:1Heart Caregiver Services Brings Brain Fitness Education Seminar at ONEgeneration 3
... suggests that the presence of tumor cells in the circulating ... and neck may predict disease recurrence and reduced survival. An ... a worse outcome. Those are the early ... of CTCs by a team of researchers at The Ohio ...
... , TUESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Certain ... fat, according to an animal study that might one day ... tests on mice, a team at the Joslin Diabetes Center ... caused progenitor cells in subcutaneous (just beneath the skin) white ...
... with locally advanced head and neck cancers who successfully ... so without losing the ability to speak clearly and ... Institute. "This is good news," said Joseph K. ... Duke and the corresponding author of the study. "I ...
... robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant ... techniques based on patient function and survival, according to ... neck squamous cell carcinomas account for about 4 percent ... year. Currently the standard minimally invasive surgery for these ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) ... for strict heart rate control in patients with atrial ... strokes. More lenient management of the condition is ... guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the ...
... , MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- ... swallow after undergoing combined chemotherapy and radiation treatment, but ... have found. The new study included patients who ... treated with chemoradiotherapy for advanced head and neck cancer. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tumor cells in blood may signal worse prognosis in head and neck cancer patients 2Health News:Factors linked to speech/swallowing problems after treatment for head and neck cancers 2Health News:Robotic surgery for head and neck cancer shows promise 2Health News:Guidelines Eased for Patients With Irregular Heartbeats 2Health News:Guidelines Eased for Patients With Irregular Heartbeats 3Health News:Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... and MENLO PARK, Calif. ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQX: DMPI) ("DelMar" and the ... commercializing proven cancer therapies in new orphan drug ... American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Advances in ... for its lead product candidate VAL-083 ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 Educating the community continues ... for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), which ... from AAWC,s corporate partners, the Association provides medical ... the AAWC website at http://aawconline.org/education-for-the-generalist/ . The ... with links to various CME/CEU educational programs. This ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Research ... addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report  "RNAi ... their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ... silencing involves the use of double stranded ... material is processed into short 21-23 nucleotide ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Additional Data on the Potential of VAL-083 in the Treatment of Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Additional Data on the Potential of VAL-083 in the Treatment of Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Additional Data on the Potential of VAL-083 in the Treatment of Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Additional Data on the Potential of VAL-083 in the Treatment of Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme 5The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Educates the Public 2Global RNAi Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global RNAi Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 3
... ... that a new market research report is available in ... Trends , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164367/Immunoassay-Instruments---Global-Market-Trends.html , Immunoassay ... years due to the innovation of new technologies and ...
... ... a new market research report is available in its ... Market Analysis , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164335/Cardiac-Pacemakers---A-World-Market-Analysis.html , ... expanding cardiovascular devices market. The worldwide cardiac pacemakers market ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Immunoassay Instruments - Global Market Trends 2Reportlinker Adds Immunoassay Instruments - Global Market Trends 3Reportlinker Adds Immunoassay Instruments - Global Market Trends 4Reportlinker Adds Immunoassay Instruments - Global Market Trends 5Reportlinker Adds Immunoassay Instruments - Global Market Trends 6Reportlinker Adds Immunoassay Instruments - Global Market Trends 7Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 2Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 3Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 4Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 5Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 6Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 7Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 8Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 9Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 10
Double ended lasik spatula with flattened tip for lifting and smoothing the corneal flap. The sharp tip is useful to outline a previous flap in preparation for retreatment....
Delicate membrane spatula with serrated rake tip. 20 gauge shaft with balanced titanium handle. Dark finish for reduced glare....
Wedge-shaped chopper designed to allow nucleus chopping in three directions, tip length 1.25 mm. Rounded tip highly polished to protect the posterior capsule. 0.5 mm spatula end is used to manipulate...
11 mm angled tip with gently curved blade. Flat serrated handle with polished finish....
Medicine Products: