Prescription drug addicts hit up emergency rooms for their next fix

Prescription drug abuse is out of control across the nation. Powerful opiate painkillers like OxyContin (odycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) are replacing street drugs as addicts’ drugs of choice, and these substances are causing increasing amounts of accident-related injuries and deaths. And according to a recent ABC News piece, prescription drug addicts are now abusing emergency rooms to get their fix.

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