Tag Archives: Deaths

Gun deaths rising among white kids as more families own handguns

(Reuters Health) – Handgun ownership is on the rise among white American families with young kids, and a new study suggests this is contributing to more childhood deaths from gunshot injuries. The shift to more families with firearms having handguns in their homes “may be partially responsible for the doubling in the firearm-related mortality rate… Read More »

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »