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One Nation Overdosed

News about the opioid epidemic in the United states. These are the stories of heroin, opioid and drug addiction, overdose and victims.

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Americans are abusing over-the-counter painkillers, too, study shows

Nearly one in five users of popular headache remedies like Advil or Aleve admitted exceeding the recommended daily maximum dose during a one-week period, according to a new study by a Boston University School of Health researcher.

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    Number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers drops dramatically in U.S.

    New data shows that prescriptions for opioid painkillers have fallen the most in 25 years amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness.

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