Posters like this one tell patients in New York City emergency rooms what to expect when it comes to painkiller prescriptions. New York City Health Department hide caption

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More people end up in the emergency room from overdosing on Vicodin, pictured here, and other prescription painkillers, than heroin or cocaine, a government report says.

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