Report: Opioid-Related Fatalities Up Among Young People.

FOX News (4/8, Ferry) reports on its website that according to data from the CDC, more young people are dying from opioid consumption. Addiction psychiatrist Andres Huberman, MD attributes this partly to “the increased availability of prescription painkillers,” identifying a recent trend in which physicians have become more “liberal” in prescribing such medications. Another problem he identified is patients pursuing multiple prescriptions from more than one physician.

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— “More opioid-related deaths occurring among young people,”Shannan Ferry, FOX News, April 8, 2014.

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