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Florida sees drop in overdose death rate

from WJXT-TV

When it comes to prescription drug abuse, Florida has always been at the top of the list. Now after stronger measures enacted by lawmakers, tougher regulations and enforcement, the number of people dying from overdoses has made a startling drop. The death rate from prescription drug overdoses fell by 23 percent in just two years. Researchers said this is the first significant decline since the prescription drugs abuse epidemic started more than a decade ago. For doctors, they said it's a sign that the measures are working and hopefully people are getting help. more


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