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(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Issues New Guidelines For Prescribing Painkillers

Pennsylvania has issued new guidelines for medical professionals on the use of opioid painkillers in an effort to stem the rising tide of prescription drug addiction.

07/15/2014

(Roland Lamb is the Director of Philadelphia's Office of Addiction Services. Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Abuse of Prescription Drugs Is An ‘Epidemic,’ According To Philadelphia Officials

The growing addiction problem is adding to the number of emergency room visits, rescue calls, treatment placements and deaths in Philadelphia every year.

10/08/2013