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I put this in another thread, but brian made a suggestion to make it a thread on it's own.

I stumbled upon this this evening and found it quite interesting.
It's an article from the FDA.

The 10 Deadliest Drugs

Rank Drug Type Deaths between 1998-05
1) Oxycodone Opiod painkiller 5, 548
2) Fentanyl Opiod painkiller 3,545
3) Clozapine Antipsychotic 3,277
4) Morphine Opiod painkiller 1, 616
5) Acetaminophin OTC painkiller 1, 393
6) Methadone Opiod painkiller 1, 258
7) Infliximab Immune syst. modulating drug 1, 228
8) Interferon beta Immune syst. modualting drug 1, 178
9) Risperidone Antipsychotic 1, 093
10) Etanercept Antipsychotic 1, 034

It's scary to see the top 2 drugs to be the most popular pain med that most of us take. I am on the first 2.
Shannon:angel: