Painkiller sales soar around US, fuel addiction
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|Mon, 04-09-2012 - 8:55am|
It seems as though we are hearing a lot of news lately about Oxycodone and it isn't all good. Addiction to prescription pain killers is on the rise at alarming rates.
"The increases have coincided with a wave of overdose deaths, pharmacy robberies and other problems in New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Florida and other states. Opioid pain relievers, the category that includes oxycodone and hydrocodone, caused 14,800 overdose deaths in 2008 alone, and the death toll is rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says." READ MORE