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Correction appended, March 5
Heroin-related deaths nearly tripled in the U.S. within just three years and quadrupled in 13, according to new federal data.
The new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) shows that from 2000 to 2013, drug-poisoning deaths involving heroin increased fourfold, from 0.7 deaths per 100,000 people to 2.7 deaths per 100,000 people. 363 more words
Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and between 5 to 8 million use opioids for long-term pain management. Data shows the number of prescriptions written for opioids as well opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, highlighting a growing addiction problem in the U.S. 659 more words
Oxycodone is a prescription narcotic pain killer used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is actually what is called a semi-synthetic opioid, which means that it is an opioid narcotic with chemical properties very similar to opiate drugs such as heroin and morphine. 1,377 more words