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Overdoses deadlier than car crashes

Isle poisonings via prescription drugs overtake road accidents as the No. 1 cause of fatal injuries

By Rob Perez

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 09, 2014

~~<p>Three weeks apart in the summer of 2012, a 32-year old Oahu woman and a 15-year-old Maui boy were found dead from unintentional overdoses of powerful prescription painkillers.</p>
<p>The woman had been taking drugs prescribed by her physician. The teenager popped medication that was brought to a beer party.</p>
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Three weeks apart in the summer of 2012, a 32-year old Oahu woman and a 15-year-old Maui boy were found dead from unintentional overdoses of powerful prescription painkillers.

The woman had been taking drugs prescribed by her physician. The teenager popped medication that was brought to a beer party. Login for more...



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