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Prescription Drugs More Likely to Kill You than Recreational Drugs


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The number of reports of serious problems, including deaths, linked to medications hit a record in the first three months of this year.

The FDA received nearly 21,000 reports of serious drug reactions, including over 4,800 deaths, over that period. Two drugs accounted for a disproportionately large share of the problems -- heparin, a tainted blood thinner from China that caused an international safety scandal, and Chantix, a new anti-smoking drug from Pfizer.


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