U.S. #1 CAUSE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH, PRESCRIPTION DRUG O.D.

The other day, I ran through some hypothetical twists to illustrate how the Maine criminal statutes treat unauthorized users, furnishers and sellers of even small amounts of the prescription drugs oxycodone and hydrocodone.   These drugs are truly a public scourge.  According to the stories in the following links, the number one cause of accidental death in the U.S. is overdose on prescription narcotics.   Here’s the deal:  although lots of people who use these drugs die from overdose, lots more live to suffer the wreckage of addiction.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/15/health/deadly-dose-jackson-rummler/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/14/health/gupta-accidental-overdose/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

 

Ed Folsom, Biddeford, Saco, Portland, Maine Criminal Defense, OUI, DUI Attorney.  York County, Cumberland County.



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