Opioid Painkillers: ‘If We Control Those Prescriptions, We Control the Disease’

The United States is going through what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called the worst drug addiction epidemic in the country’s history. Overdose deaths from opioid painkillers —such as OxyContin and Vicodin—have more than quadrupled in the past 15 years, resulting in a total of more than 150,000 Americans dying from their battles with drug dependency. More.