White House Targets Painkiller Abuse

WASHINGTON -- Responding to what they say is an epidemic worse than the crack cocaine problem in the 1980s and the heroin epidemic of the 1990s combined, public health and law enforcement officials in the Obama administration have released a national anti-abuse plan for prescription drugs. "We are in the midst of a public health crisis driven by prescription drug abuses," Gil Kerlikowske, White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) said at a Tuesday morning press...Full Story
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