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Task force urges aggressive action on prescription drug abuse

Lawmakers from both parties say the state must embrace recommendations outlined in the report. By John Richardson MaineToday Media State House Writer AUGUSTA — Lawmakers from both parties welcomed a report Wednesday calling for more aggressive and coordinated efforts to curb prescription drug abuse in Maine. “This issue is so critical to what ails [...]

Deaths from prescription drug abuse at `epidemic levels`

A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last November asserts that in the past decade the number of deaths caused by the overdose of prescription painkillers in the United States has more than tripled. The CDC reports that these deaths are now at “epidemic levels,” and causing more deaths than those [...]

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