EDITORIAL: Rally shines a light on issue that needs it

September 7, 2015

How bad is it? A report this year by Trust for America's Health ranked Oklahoma sixth-highest for drug overdose deaths, at a rate of 20 per 100,000 people. Since 2003, Oklahoma has seen the number of overdose deaths from powerful prescription drugs more than double, and the number of deaths from painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone more than quadruple.

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