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By On June 26th, 2014

The American Medical Association Offers a Strategy for Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is quickly becoming one of the most serious substance abuse problems in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths involving opioid pain relievers now outnumbers deaths involving heroin and cocaine combined. But, medical groups and practitioners are quickly forming plans for how to fight the substance abuse…

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By On February 27th, 2014

Killing more than pain

Prescription drug deaths have soared and the face of addiction is changing. Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death from heroin overdose came on the heels of his relapse on to prescribed painkillers and then to heroin. Hoffman, sober for many years, fell back into addiction following treatment for an injury involving prescribed pain medication. Doctors routinely prescribe…

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