Life of Becka

Confessions of a Dreamer

Prescription Drug Abuse

Last year alone, at least 485 people died in Kentucky from prescription drug overdoses, according to the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Medical Examiners’ records indicate the drugs most commonly found in those death cases were methadone, the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone, alprazolam (Xanax), morphine, diazepam (Valium) and fentanyl.

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July 8, 2009