The price of addiction: Oregon works to dull the pain of prescription drug abuse (Series)

October 17, 2013
by Elizabeth Hayes
Portland Business Journal

Oregon is No. 1 in the country for nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers, but much further down the list for fatal drug overdoses, according to a new study.

Trust for America’s Health’s 2013 report,“Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic,” gives a snapshot of where each state stands in terms of the magnitude of the problem and steps they are taking to address it.


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