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Did Prince Die From Painkiller Addiction?

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  • Deaths from overdosing on opioid painkillers now far surpass those from illicit street drugs. Sadly, legendary musician Prince appears to be yet another victim of the opioid epidemic
  • Mandatory training for opioid prescribers has been suggested several times. FDA rejected earlier proposals due to lobbying by the American Medical Association, but says it will now support training
  • Along with deadly overdoses, painkiller and subsequent heroin addiction has also led to significant increases in hepatitis C and HIV. In 2014, hepatitis C-related deaths surpassed combined deaths from 60 other infectious diseases

By Dr. Mercola

Yesterday I wrote that preventable medical errors and drug side effects are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. I've also written numerous articles about the dangers of opioid painkillers in particular.


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