Misusing Prescription Drugs

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More Americans are misusing prescription drugs.

In Your Health News,

A new government report reveals some new statistics about prescription drug abuse in this country.

It shows the non medical use of prescription drugs , mostly opioids and anxiety meds, led to about 360 thousand E-R visits in 2016.

Over half of those visits involved people under 35.

About 40-percent of patients needed hospitalization and nearly a quarter were unresponsive or in cardiorespiratory failure.

 

 

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