Wednesday, February 20, 2013
February 20, 2013 Pharmaceuticals were involved in more than half of the 38,329 overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2010. Opioid painkillers, such as hydrocodone, were the most common prescription drugs involved. But drugs for mental health conditions were also implicated often.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
June 12, 2012 KHNMore than 40 states have systems in place to monitor prescription drugs, but budget strains and unwieldy databases have hindered their use by doctors and pharmacists to curb drug abuse.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
November 1, 2011 A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation's emergency rooms are seeing far more overdoses of prescription opioids such as OxyContin and Vicodin than heroin or cocaine.