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Narcotic Overdose Deaths Quadrupled in the Last Decade

Use of Narcotic Painkillers

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  • Deaths from overdoses of drugs like hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine, and oxycodone (Oxycontin) rose from 1.4 per 100,000 in 1999 to 5.4 per 100,000 in 2011


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