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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The New Face of Painkiller Addiction

Powerful prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin (also known as narcotics or opioids) are more available now than ever, with sales to pharmacies and health-care providers increasing more than 300 percent since 1999, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And while these drugs can bring welcome relief to people coping with chronic pain or recovering from surgery or injuries, they're also prime targets for abuse.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently released some alarming new facts about just how dangerous these drugs can be: More than 40 people die every day from overdoses involving narcotic pain relievers — a greater death toll than that of heroin and cocaine combined. Many of these deaths are linked to non-medical use of these drugs; that is, using them without a prescription or taking them to get high.

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