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Prescription Addiction: How A Neck Injury Made One Man’s Baby Hooked On Methadone

Prescription drug addiction has been all over the news recently, with reports that overdose deaths have reached epidemic levels, and more newborn babies than ever are being born with painkiller addiction. But too many assume that these stats apply only to delinquent drug abusers who find loopholes in the medical system in order to get their kicks. Not so. Last week, we told the story of Karly Long, a 29-year-old who died of an overdose after becoming addicted to prescription drugs in the course of treating her mental illness.
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1 in 10 older teens misuse Rx painkillers & sedatives, ER study reveals

Health : Medical News Today (10 months ago)

If confirmed, findings suggest an opportunity to screen for prescription drug abuse risk -- and reduce potential for addiction or overdose With prescription drug abuse at epidemic levels nationwide, and overdoses killing more people... Read Post

Abuse of painkillers reaches 'epidemic' levels in US

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

Abuse of prescription painkiller have reached "epidemic" levels in the US, a government report says.Overdoses of pain relievers cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, the report has found.It says sales and prescriptions... Read Post

Methadone: A Major Driver of Prescription Painkiller Overdose Deaths

Health : Healthland (2 years ago)

Methadone accounts for nearly 1 in 3 prescription painkiller overdose deaths in the U.S., even though only 2% of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are for this drug, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control an... Read Post


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