More Canadians overdose on painkillers than heroin and cocaine combined: Study 0

June 19, 2014 3:19 PM

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More Canadians overdose on painkillers than heroin and cocaine combined: Study 0

The number of deaths in Canada and the U.S. involving prescription painkillers is higher than overdose deaths from heroin and cocaine combined, a new study from Montreal researchers has found.

"We also wanted to find out why thousands of people in the U.S and Canada are dying from prescription painkillers every year," McGill University researcher Nicholas King said in a release about the study Thursday.

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