Infographic: The Prescription Painkiller Epedemic in United States

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According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription drugs have quickly become the nation’s most misused drug. Overdoses on opioid pain relievers now account for more hospital visits and deaths in the United States than any other narcotic.

The epidemic can be partially attributed to how easily prescription drugs can be acquired from a physician for a legitimate reason and then distributed to others to feed an addiction.

Recent statistics released by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show how dangerous prescription painkiller abuse can be for an addict and why the creation of new treatment and prevention programs is more important than ever. [Click on the image to enlarge]

This infographic was published on Pharma Mirror by the request of Origins Recovery Centers.

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