Opioid painkillers are the key contributor to drug overdose deaths even though there is no concrete evidence to prove that opioids are really effective in relieving long-term chronic pains. The entire America has been battling with an opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths from prescription painkillers have quadrupled..
Overdose of opioids and substance abuse are claiming thousands of lives annually in the United States. However, the death rate due to overdose of opioids has gone up significantly among the middle-aged white Americans over the years, a report published by The New York Times recently says.
The problems of prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction, both of which have acquired an epidemic proportion across the United States, are considered closely linked to each other. However, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that heroin addiction is rare among the abusers of opioid-based painkillers. The researchers say..