Drugged Driving Nearly Doubled in Last Decade

Painkillers rather than marijuana and cocaine causing more traffic accident deaths

(dailyRx News) Widespread public education and law enforcement efforts warn of the dangers associated with driving under the influence of alcohol. But new research suggests there’s another growing problem to be aware of while on the road.

A new study concluded that prescription painkillers were increasingly responsible for traffic fatalities in the 10-year period ending in 2010.

The analysis found that more effective anti-drug policies were potentially responsible for declining rates of illegal drugs like cocaine leading to deaths during car wrecks.

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