Prescription overdose rate reaches ep...

Prescription overdose rate reaches epidemic levels in NYC

Fatality rate for white males is 3 times higher than for blacks; Deaths from prescription opioids like Oxycontin soared to 7 times the rate of 1990 The rate of drug overdose from prescription opioids increased seven-fold in New York City over a 16-year period and was concentrated especially among white residents of the city, according to latest ... (more)

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