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Prescription Drug Deaths Rise in West Virginia

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Prescription Drug Deaths Rise in West Virginia

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Prescription Drug Deaths Rise in West Virginia

Prescription Drug Deaths Rise in West Virginia

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For the first time in U.S. history, drug overdoses and other types of poisonings now kill more people than guns, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Record numbers of West Virginians are dying in the quiet epidemic, mostly from prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin and methadone.

Scott Finn reports from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

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