Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Oxycodone / Hydrocodone Drug Related Deaths Exceed Those for Heroin

Tampa, Florida -

Drug related deaths for oxycodone and hydrocondone exceed those for heroin in the State of Florida.

U.S. Drug Czar John Walters again voiced concern about the abuse of prescription drugs.

Walters, National Director of Drugs Control Policy, noted that many teens and young people believe prescription pills are not as dangerous as street drugs.

12% of people between the ages of 18 and 25 report abusing prescription drugs in the past year.

CBS NEWS - WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News - Tampa / St. Petersburg

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