NEW YORK (AP) -- A new government report shows the number of overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have more than tripled over a decade....

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  • Deaths from painkiller overdose triple over decade, government says
    NEW YORK - The number of overdose deaths from powerful painkillers more than tripled over a decade, the government reported Tuesday - a trend that a U.S. health official called an epidemic, but one that can be stopped. Prescription painkillers such as ...
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  • Increases in Drug and Opioid Overdose Deaths — United ...
    Summary. What is already known on this topic? The rate for drug overdose deaths has increased approximately 140% since 2000, driven largely by opioid ...
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  • ‘Unprecedented’: Heroin use & overdose deaths triple in US ...
    Heroin use in the US tripled from 2007 to 2014, according to a new report from the Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA’s findings also show deaths involving ...
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  • Vital Signs: Overdoses of Prescription Opioid Pain ...
    Background: Overdose deaths involving opioid pain relievers (OPR), also known as opioid analgesics, have increased and now exceed deaths involving heroin ...
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  • Deaths from prescribed painkillers 'higher than heroin and ...
    In a first-of-its-kind review, researchers have revealed exactly how much deaths due to prescription painkillers have increased in recent years and call it an 'epidemic.'
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