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Resource ID: #25563
Subject: Health Care
Source: Seattle Times
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Date: 12/11/2011; 12/13/2011

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Since 2003, at least 2,173 people have fatally overdosed on methadone, a narcotic painkiller that is both cheap and unpredictable. Washington steers people with state-subsidized healthcare -- most notably, Medicaid patients -- toward the drug in order to save money.

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