A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

One in 3 (33%) Americans take Rx (prescription) painkillers, a new survey showed Monday, this is a startling statistic unveiled the same day a Presidential Opioid Commission called for the declaration of a “National Emergency.”

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 91.8-M Americans used drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin in 2015, and nearly 5% of adults said they took the drugs without their Doctor’s permission.

“The most commonly reported sources were friends and relatives for free,” the study reported. “Or a physician.”

The findings were reported the same day The Opioid Commission, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, released its 1st report and recommendations for tackling a plague that claimed more than 15,000 lives in Y 2015.

The study urged President Donald Trump to “declare a national emergency” and noted “America is enduring a death toll equal to 9/11 every 3 weeks.”

Stay tuned…

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