Lisa Girion

Los Angeles Times

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President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. Nearly 100 people die every day from an opioid overdose in the U.S., according to the CDC.

What the opioid epidemic looks like in California

President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. Nearly 100 people die every day from an opioid overdose in the U.S., according to the CDC.

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The federal Centers for Disease Control produced a  surprising finding  today about the epidemic of deaths in America from prescription pain-killers.

Do Painkillers Do More Harm than Good: A Doctor's Dilemma

The federal Centers for Disease Control produced a surprising finding today about the epidemic of deaths in America from prescription pain-killers.

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For 15 years, increased usage of Vicodin, Oxycontin and similar medications has led to reports that narcotic painkillers cause abuse and addiction.

Tighter FDA Regulations on Prescription Painkillers

For 15 years, increased usage of Vicodin, Oxycontin and similar medications has led to reports that narcotic painkillers cause abuse and addiction.

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