Superbugs thriving as antibiotics get overused and misued

March 17, 2014
by Liv Osby
Monroe News-Star

More than 16,500 people died from painkiller overdoses nationwide in 2010, according to the CDC. Ohio has the 12th-highest mortality rate from prescription drug overdoses in the country, a rate that has more than quadrupled in the state over the past decade, according to a 2013 report from the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health.

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