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Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S.

Amy S.B. Bohnert, assistant professor of psychiatry, was quoted in an L.A. Times article that analyzed recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that deaths due to drug overdoses now exceed motor vehicle fatalities.  This shift is largely attributable to increases in deaths due to overdoses of prescription narcotics, particularly

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