Accidental drug-poisoning deaths on the rise

Fri, 09 Feb 2007 01:35 AM EST

... NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Unintentional deaths due to drug poisoning -- primarily with prescription drugs -- increased by 68 percent between 1999 and 2004, and is second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of death from unintentional injury in the US, investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. ...