painkillers

Report finds majority of people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives. (Getty Images)

Friends Common Source Of Abused Prescription Meds

Majority of people who abuse prescription painkillers get the drugs for free from friends or relatives.

03/04/2014

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CDC: Female Drug Overdose Deaths Increased 400 Percent In Decade

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses.

07/02/2013

Research finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions. (Getty Images)

Study: 70 Percent Of Americans On Prescription Drugs

Research finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions.

06/19/2013

File photo of pills. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ga. Lawmakers OK Crackdown On So-Called Pill Mills

As Southern states cracked down on so-called pill mills, Georgia’s lax regulation made it a magnet for clinics known for prescribing powerful painkillers to drug dealers and addicts for an illicit high.

03/21/2013

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