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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Meth cases put strain on ERs

By Donna Leinwand, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON - Methamphetamine accounts for more emergency room visits than any other drug, a survey released today by the National Association of Counties finds.

The survey of 200 hospitals run or funded by counties in 39 states and Washington, D.C., shows that 47% said methamphetamine is the top illicit drug involved in emergency room visits. Sixteen percent said marijuana, and 15% said cocaine.

Bunk. Who goes to the emergency room for pot? Hospital staff normally question incoming patients concerning any drugs they may have taken in the past few weeks. Positive responses are listed as drug "mentions". Drug War Cheerleaders take these "mentions" and deliberately misrepresent them as having been the reason for the ER visit when in reality they are often completely unrelated.


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