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Drug-Related Fatalities Top Deaths From Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Posted: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Deaths caused by drugs have topped traffic-related deaths, an analysis by the Los Angeles Times concludes. The rise in drug-related deaths is due in large part to an increase in overdoses from prescription narcotics. This is the first time drugs have caused more deaths than motor vehicles since the government started tracking drug deaths in 1979.