Prescription drug addiction: Stemming an epidemic
from The Legal Examiner
If you take a look at Google News, you're likely to see a plethora of stories related to the crimes and woes related to prescription drug addiction. It's typically the powerful prescription painkillers, hydrocodone, oxycodone and methadone responsible for the uptick in prescription drug addictions and related deaths. These drugs, known as opioid painkillers, were prescribed at an astonishing rate in 2012 alone. Centers for Disease Control statistics show that a total of 259 prescriptions were written that year, which is enough for every American to have a bottle at their disposal.
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