Unintentional Overdose Deaths Associated With Nonmedical Use Of Prescription Pain Relievers

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 23:21 in Health & Medicine

An examination of unintentional overdose deaths in West Virginia, a state that has experienced one of the highest increases in the rate of drug overdose deaths, finds that the majority of these were associated with the nonmedical use and diversion of pharmaceuticals, primarily pain relievers, according to a new study.

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