Drug Study Shows Drug Deaths Up 40 Percent in Southwest Virginia

Drug study shows drug deaths up 40 percent in Southwest Virginia
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The report, based on recommendations from a November summit presented in Wytheville by the Western District of the U.S. Attorney's Office of Virginia, says that the highest concentration of fatalities stemming from abuse and overdose of painkillers and …
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Town Hall meeting on prescription drug abuse
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Others to treat pain. Some want to lose weight, according to NIDA. And, here are a couple more statistics about what's happening in Fresno County, according to information provided by the Lock It Up Project. First, the use of prescription painkillers …
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Keating applauds Federal Drug Administration's decision on Oxycontin
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"Since I first introduced the STOPP Act last Congress – and reintroduced it last month – I have been fighting to require these dangerous, prescription painkillers to employ abuse-deterrent technologies. That is a key component of the STOPP Act and with …
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