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Rx Meds, Alcohol/Drugs Make Deadly Combination

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Rx Meds, Alcohol/Drugs Make Deadly Combination

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Rx Meds, Alcohol/Drugs Make Deadly Combination

Rx Meds, Alcohol/Drugs Make Deadly Combination

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A study reveals that domestic fatalities caused by combining prescription medication with alcohol and/or street drugs increased by 3,196 percent between 1983 to 2004. The findings are based on a study of over 200,000 deaths from medication errors. David Phillips, one of the researchers, talks about the work, which is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.