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Abuse of prescription drugs on rise; use high in this area

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By Kristen Snyder

When Carroll County coroner David Wilhoite went to the annual Kentucky Coroners Conference April 20-23, topics such as suicide prevention and investigative techniques were on the agenda, but one topic was particularly pressing—prescription painkillers.

In a national survey on drug use and health in 2008, which was given as supportive research at the conference, Kentucky was the sixth highest state in 2006-2007 for non-medical use of prescription pain relievers.


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