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Prescription narcotic abuse rampant in Nevada

Marshall Allen and Alex Richards of the Las Vegas Sun investigated the prevalence of use and abuse of prescription narcotics in Nevada. The Sun's analysis showed that "Nevadans consume about twice the national average of several prescription painkillers," including hydrocodone, methadone and oxycodone. Data from the Clark County coroner's office shows that deaths from prescription drug overdoses have now exceeded those linked to illicit drugs.

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