Monday, October 14, 2013

Prescription drug abuse dangerous, even fatal

News Times (Danbury, CT) October 12, 2013

"When a drug is purchased from a pharmacist, and not a street corner, there's a temptation to think it is perfectly safe.
But a recent report from a national nonprofit group shows prescription drugs, particularly painkillers, cause more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined.
And their use is pervasive all over the country, including Connecticut. The continued misuse of these drugs might be due in part to a misperception about how dangerous they are, said Ingrid Gillespie, president of the Connecticut Prevention Network." Read More

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