Monday, October 20, 2014

Activists Tackle Scourge of Prescription Drug Abuse

USA Today, October 18, 2014

"n retrospect, Dorothy Rhodes wishes she had said something, anything, to her son.

She knew that young people in their West Virginia community were dying, one after one, overdosing on prescription painkillers. But neither she nor anyone else spoke of the problem.

And then Rhodes received a phone call Dec. 17, 2008. Her only son, Chris, three weeks shy of his 20th birthday, had been rushed to the hospital. He soon died of an overdose of fentanyl, a legal narcotic used to treat pain." Read more

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