Preventable deaths from drugs, motor vehicles and firearms

    Drug-induced deaths, pushed by increasing prescription narcotic overdoses, outnumbered motor vehicle deaths in 2009, according to preliminary government data for that year.

    Read: Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show

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