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Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders

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Bryan McDonel and his father, Mike, both served multiple tours in Iraq with the National Guard. Bryan was first prescribed painkillers before his deployment, and his dependence on medication prompted a downward spiral. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers

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Several states distribute Naloxone hydrochloride, also called Narcan, to treat opium-based drug overdoses. But only one company manufactures the drug, and the price has spiked in recent years. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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'Magic' Overdose Drug Works, But Demand And Price On The Rise

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