March 17, 2016

Painkillers now kill more Americans than any illegal drug



It's a terrifying fact: More than 47,000 people in America died of drug overdoses in what's been widely called an epidemic.

But the biggest killer of this epidemic isn't cocaine, meth, or even heroin — it's totally legal opioid painkillers. Read more.

Vox

Related,
C.D.C. Painkiller Guidelines Aim to Reduce Addiction Risk - NY Times

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