Report: Prescription Painkillers Second Only To Marijuana In Abuse Rates.

HealthDay (1/11, Reinberg) reports, “Prescription painkillers are second only to marijuana when it comes to drug abuse,” according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report: State Estimates of Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers: 2010-2011, sponsored by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “Some 22 million Americans have misused prescription painkillers since 2002, according to” SAMHSA. “The report is based on data from the SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which is a survey of approximately 67,500 people across the” US.

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— “Prescription Painkillers Trail Only Marijuana in Abuse Rates, Report Shows,”Steven Reinberg, HealthDay, Janueary 10, 2013.

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