Prescription drugs have a long history of abuse by people many of whom have suffered accidental overdoses that result in more than 100,000 deaths in a year. The United States of America registers nearly 290 drug overdose related deaths on a daily basis. These deaths are particularly common in celebrity circles with many famous artists and celebrities who died from accidental overdoses of prescription drugs.
One of the recent cases was a highly publicized matter, the death of the American Pop sensation, Michael Jackson who was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment caused due to a cardiac arrest that was brought about by an acute propofol intoxication and midazolam among others. This infographic shows some of the more popular cases, please take a look –