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Prescription drug abuse: an epidemic in the U.S.?

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A recent study from Trust for America’s Health shows drug overdoses as the leading cause of injury deaths in the United States.

“It is an epidemic,” said Rich Hamburg, TFAH deputy director.

Data from the study shows drug overdoses take the lead at nearly 44 thousand per year. Half of that number comes from prescription drugs, an issue seen locally in Vigo County.

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