Hydrocodone, sold as Vicodin and other brand names, may face tighter restrictions on prescribing and use. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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What's in your neighbor's medicine cabinets may influence overdose risk in the community. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled in the U.S. since 1990. Opioid painkillers like OxyContin are the cause of three-quarters of those deaths. Toby Talbot/Associated Press hide caption

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Layton, Utah police department employees Holly Plotnick and Shanae Perez pack discarded medications from a collection bin in the lobby in January 2010. Mike Stark/AP hide caption

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