The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

July 2, 2014 4:04 AM

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The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation's rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions.

A second report released Tuesday spotlights how a crackdown in Florida led to hundreds fewer overdose deaths from prescription painkillers in just a few years.

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