fatal prescription overdose rate http://apr.org en Report Says Overdoses In Ala. Tripled Since 1999 http://apr.org/post/report-says-overdoses-ala-tripled-1999 <p></p><p>Alabama public health officials say they&#39;re aware of statistics in a report saying Alabama&#39;s prescription drug overdose rate has nearly tripled since 1999 and they are working with other agencies to confront the problem.</p><p>The Montgomery Advertiser reported Tuesday that a national report by Trust for America&#39;s Health says Alabama&#39;s fatal prescription drug overdose rate has jumped from 3.9 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 11.8 per 100,000 people.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:12:31 +0000 The Associated Press 39397 at http://apr.org Report Says Overdoses In Ala. Tripled Since 1999