Top 10 Most Wanted Prescription Drugs 2011

| December 20, 2012
Killer Drugs

According to a 2012 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, over 220,000 people die each year from prescription drugs, in the US alone.

Late in 2011, the US National Center for Health Statistics published a report which said for the first time in nearly a century, car and traffic accidents are no longer the leading cause of accidental deaths.

Rather disturbingly, the new number one killer is drugs. We’re not talking about smack, crystal meth or any other hardcore street drug, but brightly coated, shiny pills approved by medical authorities, manufactured by pharmaceutical companies and prescribed by doctors to millions as “medicine.”

We have well and truly entered Pharmageddon and we now live in a world in which pharmaceutical drugs and modern medicine produce more ill-health than health, and where medical progress does more harm than good.

Think we’re exaggerating?

An analysis of recently released data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the Los Angeles Times revealed that drug fatalities more than doubled among teenagers and young adults between 2000 and 2008, and more than tripled among people aged 50 to 69… The analysis found that the most commonly abused prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax and Soma now cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

This list below of brand name and generic drugs was compiled from the US Drug Abuse Warning Network’s (DAWN’s) database of emergency room (A&E) visits in 2009:

1. Xanax (alprazolam) 112,552 (benzodiazepine class)

2. OxyContin (and other oxycodone drugs) 105,214 (opiate class)

3. Vicodin (and other hydrocodone drugs) 86,258 (opiate class)

4. Methadone 63,031 (opiate class)

5. Klonopin (clonazepam) 57,633 (benzodiazepine class)

6. Ativan (lorazepam) 36,582 (benzodiazepine class)

7. Morphine drugs 31,731 (opiate class)

8. Seroquel (quetiapine) 29,436 (antipsychotic class)

9. Ambien (zolpidem) 29,127 (sedative class)

10. Valium (diazepam) 25,150 (benzodiazepine)


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Sources:

The New Epidemic Sweeping Across America (and it’s Not a Disease), published online 26.10.11, mercola.com

The 10 Most Dangerous Meds Driving America’s Pill Crisis, published online 26.12.11, alternet.org

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  1. Mikey says:

    This is hardcore stuff. Thise numbers are scary.

  2. David says:

    I’m not surprised to see anti psychotic drugs on this list. Here in the US they are being prescribed like candy. I hope your petition hits the spot with authorities.