Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the past decade. Every year, nearly 15,000 people die from overdoses involving these drugs—more than those who die from heroin and cocaine combined.
It’s been over three years since I posted about Heath Ledger and his unfortunate FME (Fatal Medication Error). Fresh research from the CDC indicates the problem is getting worse. The current state of the US economy virtually guarantees the staggering increase in prescription painkiller abuse and overdose will get worse before it gets better.