According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opioid related deaths from prescription painkillers and heroin continued to increase through 2011, the latest year for whic data is available. 364 more words
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OxyContin and other prescription painkiller opioids cause 1 in 8 young adult deaths in Canada, prompting activists and researchers to say that we need to change our perceptions on these drugs. 426 more words
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TORONTO – The number of people dying from prescription painkillers has increased dramatically in the past two decades. 476 more words
Opioids are chemicals that are similar to morphine in their actions in that they stop the signals of pain to the brain from areas of the body that are in pain, and would normally transmit that pain. 284 more words