Pa. Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths On the Rise

Last year, Allegheny County, Pa., reported 229 accidental drug overdose deaths, more than twice the total in 1999, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. While some deaths occurred from inadvertent overdoses of prescription drugs or interactions between those drugs, the vast majority were from substance abuse, said a forensic epidemiologist with the coroner’s office. Accidental overdose deaths
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