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CDC Warns of Over-Prescribing Opioid Painkillers

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  • July 02 2014, 12:58pm EDT

Healthcare providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012 – many more in some states than in others.

That is among the findings in the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention, highlighting the dangers of overdose. The report also has an example of a state that reversed its overdose trend.

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