Prescription Painkillers Overtake Car Crashes as Leading Cause of Accidental Death in America

Emily Allen

Prescription painkillers have topped car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., according to a new report.

Research by the National Center for Health Statistics show that drug poisoning is now a more common way to go than being killed on the road.

It follows recent celebrity deaths from painkillers, including Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith.

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One Response

  1. Don’t blame the Pain Killers. They were created for a reason. But these people that abuse pain killers are more than likely going to do themselves harm. Alcoholics abuse alcohol constantly and they die also in one way or another. They did it to themselves.

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