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Addictive Painkiller Is Number One Prescription Drug In America

What do you think is the most prescribed drug in America today?

06/20/2014

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The Overprescribing Of Opioids A Major Cause For Concern

We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.

11/21/2013

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Dramatic Increase In Women Overdosing On ‘Legal’ Drugs

In the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.

07/09/2013

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Health: Deaths From Prescription Painkiller Overdose Rise Sharply Among Women

There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of women dying from prescription drug overdoses.

07/02/2013

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Local Doctor, 79, Gets Seven Years in Prison For Dealing Prescription Drugs

By Mike DeNardo PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An Elkins Park doctor today was sentenced to jail time for running what the feds call a “pill mill” out of his South Philadelphia office. Dr. Richard Minicozzi, 79, […]

01/29/2013

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Death Of Whitney Houston Draws Attention To Problem Of Prescription Drug Abuse

While it will take weeks to determine exactly what took her life, one thing is certain: prescription drug abuse in this country is a growing problem.

02/14/2012

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