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WONDER Database

By adding all those sub-categories up, imperfect as they may be, it's clear that the rate of reported overdoses the U.S. more than doubled between 1999 and 2010. 


About half of those additional deaths are in the pharmaceuticals category, which the CDC has written about before. Nearly three-quarters of the pharmaceuticals deaths are opioid analgesics—prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin*. And while cocaine, heroin and alcohol are all responsible for enough deaths to warrant their own stripes on the chart, many popular illegal drugs—including marijuana and LSD—are such a tiny blip as to be invisible. (Más)


(*) favorita del Dr. House


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