Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Dangers of mixing drugs at home

A U.S. study of 50 million death certificates issued between 1983 and 2004 looked at 200,000 deaths from medication errors. Traditionally research into medication errors has focused on clinical settings but an increasing amount of drugs are now being taken in the home. The researchers - from the University of California, San Diego - found that deaths from combining medication with alcohol and/or street drugs rose by 3,196% between the two years whereas deaths in clinical settings rose by just 5%.

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