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Prescription Painkiller Abuse Up

According to a Department of Health and Human Services study, emergency room visits for recreational use of opioid painkillers went up 111 percent from 2004 to 2008. What do you think?

  • "I broke a lot of men's hearts in the mid-2000s."

    Gwenn Furnier Systems Analyst
  • "Not in my household. Here, you take too many opioid painkillers, you lie there until you've learned your lesson."

    Rebecca Buxton Kiln Loader
  • "Used to be you only went to the emergency room after being in a motorcycle accident."

    William Bruce Lens Polisher


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