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America Consumes 80% World's Painkillers
2012-05-11 13:01:26

According to a congressional testimony by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, 80 percent of the world's painkillers are consumed in the U.S. BBC News reports that Americans consume enough painkillers for each of its citizens to have 64 Percocets or Vicodin. The report said that prescription drug abuse leads to 14,800 deaths a year, which is more than what heroin and cocaine total combined. The number of those who are taking painkillers is a 600 percent increase...

Teens More Likely To Misuse Pain Medications
2012-05-08 13:21:28

As teenagers continue to experiment with different ways to get drunk or high, their methods can become increasingly more dangerous, posing significant future health threats. Now, a recent survey of American teens suggests those around 16 years old are more likely to abuse prescription pain relievers to get high. These findings have been published online in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Clinicians, doctors, physicians and public health officials have noted the...


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