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With Rise of Painkiller Abuse, a Closer Look at Heroin

With Rise Of Painkiller Abuse, A Closer Look At Heroin
"If they don't have access to legal sources [of painkillers], many of them will turn to the black market," he tells NPR's Arun Rath, "and if they can't find black-market pills, they'll buy heroin on the black market." While abuse of painkillers has …
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Prescription drug abuse hits newborn babies hard
The effects of NAS are in addition to the impact of the drug on the infant's development. The severity and duration of withdrawal depends on the drug involved. Symptoms include seizures, tremors, excessive high-pitched crying, hyperactivity and vomiting.
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