OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News Nearly 1.4 million of all 108 million general non-Federal hospital emergency department visits were associated with drug misuse or abuse in 2005. About a third of drug-related emergency visits, 598,542, were estimated to involve non-medical use of prescription or over-the-counter pharmaceuticals or dietary supplements. Over half (56%) of the 1.4 million emergency department visits associated drug misuse or abuse involved an illicit drug alone or in combination with another drug or . . .
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