Prescription Drug Abuse on Rise in US

Prescription drug abuse on rise in US


Eric Holder asserts his commitment to fighting heroin
Experts say a nationwide crackdown on abuse of prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin, has led to a sharp increase in the use of heroin, which is flooding into the country from Mexico and Colombia and is now substantially cheaper and more potent …
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Heroin: Part one of a three-part series
According to the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), heroin use has been rising since 2007, growing from 373,000 yearly users to 669,000 in 2012. Heroin overdose-related deaths have also gone up, … Heath Hall said that …
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