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Resource ID: #20612
Subject: Drugs
Source: Sun (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Date: 07/06/2008; 07/07/2008



Abuse of prescription narcotics in Las Vegas has risen and lead to the quadrupling of fatal overdoses since the decade before. "The trend reflects the extraordinarily high use of narcotic painkillers by Nevadans," that ranks them "fourth nationally in per person consumption of methadone, morphine and oxycodone."

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