Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the U.S. – What You Need to Know
This podcast is based on the November, 2011 CDC Vital Signs report. Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the past decade. Every year, nearly 15,000 people die from these overdoses—more than those who die from heroin and cocaine combined. Learn the steps you can take to prevent an overdose. Created: 11/1/2011 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Date Released: 11/1/2011. Series Name: CDC Vital Minute.
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