Unintentional Poisoning Social & New Media
Nationally, deaths from unintentional poisoning were second only to motor vehicle crashes among leading causes of unintentional injury death in 2009.1
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CDC Injury Center Director’s View Blog: Prescription Drug Overdose in the United States: Blog Q&A
How big a problem is prescription drug overdose? Who is at risk for prescription painkiller overdose? What is CDC doing about prescription drug overdose? What can people do and how and where can they learn more?
CDC Injury Center Director's View Blog: Stop Overdose Deaths Involving Prescription Drugs: A Multi-faceted Approach
Heath Ledger. Anna Nicole Smith. I’m sure you saw the news stories when these celebrities died unexpectedly. Did you also hear about Shannon Anderson? Or Derek Barnes? Probably not. Yet they—and thousands more—share a significant connection to the celebrities. They all died of unintentional drug poisoning...
Additional Poisoning Social & New Media
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. (2012) [cited 2012 Feb 1]. Available from URL: www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars
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