Prescription Drug Overdose
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, April 3rd 2015
Sometimes, the prescription becomes the problem. Each day, 44 people die from prescription opioid overdose. It’s time we all get involved.
Challenge assumptions about prescription opioids, and patient safety. Help us tell the stories of the many people whose lives have been affected by prescription opioid addiction or the death of a loved one. Encourage those in need to seek treatment for addiction. Celebrate others who are already working to change lives. Inspire our communities to improve both patient safety and the way we treat pain.
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