FLA: two RX drugs kill more pople than street drugs

  1. Check out this story from 11/20/01 Orlando Sentinel:

    'Deaths from abusing legal prescription drugs in Florida surged during the first half of the year, while fatalities from illegal drugs held steady or declined....

    Drug agents describe prescription-drug abuse as "very underrated" and say a soaring appetite for oxycodone and hydrocodone on the street has put a new face on drug addiction.

    "Executives, cops, doctors, pharmacists, lawyers -- I've arrested them all," said Orlando police Detective Lloyd Randolph, who arrested a 29-year-old Orlando woman Tuesday for trafficking hydrocodone.'

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  3. by   thisnurse
    interesting article karen..thx