Hydrocodone deaths in the United States

According to the most recent data released by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2011, there were 2,499 deaths in the United States between 1998 and 2002 from prescription drug abuse of hydrocodone.

Source: Associated Press, “Arrests Show That Drug Smuggling Between U.S. and Mexico Is a Two-Way Street,” New York Times, August 20, 2011.