- 46 People die every day from overdosing on prescription painkillers.
- “In 2012 alone, the CDC says 259 million prescriptions were written for painkillers, enough to supply every American adult with a bottle of pills.”
- “According to the CDC, this is the worst drug epidemic in the United States’ history.”
- The U.S. is 5 percent of the world’s population and consumes 80 percent of the world’s oxycodone and 99 percent of the world’s hydrocodone.
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