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Editorial: Behind wheel no place for drugged zombies

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Americans’ increased reliance on prescription drugs is saving lives, but endangering them at the same time. The Sept. 18 Gazette story about prescription drug overdoses now accounting for more U.S. deaths per year — 37,485 in 2009 — than traffic accidents was a real eye-opener. Granted, many of those deaths stemmed from people abusing powerful painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, but in most cases the drugs were lawfully prescribed for someone, if not the person who ...

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September 28, 2011
12:48 a.m.

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What is the difference?? Cuomo just passed a law allowing for no more vision tests for license renewal. That is another crapshoot too. How do you prevent the elderly from driving if they never have to take a vision test again. It is common knowledge that after 65, vision changes and not for the better. So take someone on these meds and add poor vision and what do you get?? An accident waiting to happen. Go Cuomo!