New Report Sheds Light on Prescription Drug Abuse - - ABC13

New Report Sheds Light on Prescription Drug Abuse


Washington, D.C. - A new report suggests many states are lacking effective strategies to curb prescription drug abuse, though Virginia is doing better than most.

Prescription drug misuse is now responsible for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

A study released by Trust For America's Health found many states do not have any strategies in place for combating the drug problems such as prescription monitoring and extra education for prescribers.

In the study, Virginia did pretty well, with the fourth lowest drug overdose mortality rate in the country.

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