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The sad rise and fall of Derek Boogaard

TORONTO – When the Minnesota Wild paid tribute to Derek Boogaard following the NHL enforcer’s death, the four-minute 45-second video showed the six-foot-seven 265-pounder making hits, smiling with fans and doing charity work. 1,663 more words

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MDH: Fatal Overdoses Outpace Fatal Crashes In Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Overdosing is becoming a bigger killer in Minnesota than car crashes.

The Minnesota Department of Health says 507 people died from heroin or prescription painkiller overdoses last year. 18 more words

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More Minnesotans dying of drugs than on the roads

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of people who have died from heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses in 2013 is greater than those killed in traffic accidents. 70 more words

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American pain killers--God-send for those with chronic pain, Hell-sent when abused by miillions of Americans.

“Indeed, while Americans only constitute 4.6% of the world’s population, we consume 80% of the global opioid supply and 99% of the world’s hydrocodone supply.” 1,561 more words