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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    04/12/2018 - 5:09 am | View Link
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    02/23/2017 - 6:00 pm | View Link
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    04/20/2018 - 11:48 am | View Website
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    04/20/2018 - 6:26 am | View Website
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