* Drugs obtained from family, friends for free * Overdoses from medications higher than for street drugs By David Morgan WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - More than 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers obtain the drugs from friends or relatives, usually with permission and for free, according to a government study to be released on Wednesday.

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