Drug Overdose Deaths -- Florida, 2003--2009

Goldberger, Bruce; Thogmartin, Jon; Johnson, Hal; Paulozzi, Leonard; Rudd, Rose; Ibrahimova, Aybaniz
July 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/8/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 26, p869
The article presents the results of the analysis conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of drug overdose death data from the Florida Medical Examiners Commission from 2003 to 2009. The analysis has found that the number of annual deaths caused by lethal concentrations of one or more drugs has increased by 61.0%. Death by oxycodone posted the greatest increase followed by alprazolam and methadone. It has also revealed that 85.9% of drug overdose deaths during the period were unintentional.


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