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accidental overdoses

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Accidental overdoses increase by 250% in Texas

The number of deaths by accidental drug overdose in Texas is rising at an alarming rate. But many of the victims aren't your typical addicts: They're average people hooked on legal prescription drugs. “The majority are people with homes and families and jobs and, you know, just you or me,” says Mary Beck, chief services and evaluation...