Posts Tagged "deaths"

Methadone deaths jump sharply in recent years

Posted on Dec 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

Rise in fatalities from drug greater than other opioid analgesics Tim Zigler, 17, of Spokane, Wash., died in 2006 after a methadone overdose. New federal statistics show that methadone fatalities jumped sevenfold between 1999 and 2006. By Andy Miller msnbc.com contributor updated 8:57 a.m. ET, Thurs., Oct . 1, 2009 Tim Zigler, 17, came home one evening three years ago and quickly went to bed. The next morning, his father found him unconscious and barely breathing. He died before an ambulance arrived. The Spokane, Wash., teenager had taken methadone that previous night, presumably at a fellow...

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Report: Smoking Causes 443,000 Deaths In The U.S. Each Year

Posted on Feb 1, 2009 in Health & Wellness

  Friday, Jan 23, 2009 @06:05am CST   (Atlanta, GA)  —  Smoking kills.  There’s not much debate about the fact and a newly released CDC report suggests tobacco is killing 443,000 Americans every year.    In the weekly CDC Morbidity and Mortality Report posted on the center’s Website, cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke is also blamed for 5.1-million-years of potential life lost every year in the U.S. between 2000 and 2004.    Adjusted for population the state by state breakdown shows the highest rate of illness and mortality linked to cigarettes is in...

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