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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Medication Errors Are a Danger That Should Not Be Ignored

According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, poisoning (including drug overdose) was the most lethal type of injury between 2009 and 2011, with 1,891 New Yorkers dying after accidently being poisoned. While drug overdoses account for a significant number of poisonings, there is a less well-known poisoning problem that kills… Read More »

Accidental Injuries Are a Top Cause of Death in New York City

Recently released data by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that the number eight killer of people in the city is unintentional injury, including accidents. Injuries led to the deaths of 4,552 New Yorkers from 2009 through 2011, the three-year period cited. Overall, there were 18 fatal injuries per 100,000… Read More »