Experts Struggle to Determine Overdose Deaths. “Overdoses from prescription drugs  have sometimes led to civil or criminal charges against prescribing physicians, but even toxicologists have problems distinguishing between overdose deaths from other causes, Time Magazine reported June 16.  The result is that the courts, not heath officials, are often left to determine drug users’ cause of death.  Complicating factors include use of alcohol or other drugs in combination of prescription medications and underlying health conditions…” Read on in Time Magazine. links and quotes by Gretchen

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