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Prescription drug abuse causes more deaths than cocaine and herion combined

Prescription drug abuse is a continuing problem --now responsible for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined!

A new report suggests that many states lack effective strategies to cut down prescription drug abuse.
   
"Trust for America's Health" evaluated states that have made progress on drug abuse.
    
Some of those tactics were prescription drug monitoring programs and laws requiring special training for doctors who prescribe painkillers.
   
The study found that many states don't have any programs in place.