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October 7, 2013

Report: States lack strategies to curb prescription drug overdoses

Despite a major increase in prescription drug overdoses and deaths, most states aren’t doing all they can to combat the problem, according to a report from Trust for America’s Health. While nearly all states now have monitoring programs, the report found that they vary dramatically in terms of their funding, use and capability. Only 16 states, for example, require medical providers to use the programs. Missouri is the only state without any at all.

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