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Doctors targeted amid rise in painkiller deaths

The state will use prescription data to learn what patients are taking and who provided it

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 05, 2013

~~<p>The state Department of Health is beginning an extensive study to attempt to link deaths related to prescription drugs with overprescribing physicians.</p>
<p>The study is driven by a dramatic increase in fatalities primarily due to overdose of painkillers, also known as opioids, an alarming trend that has grown in recent years both locally and nationwide.</p>
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The state Department of Health is beginning an extensive study to attempt to link deaths related to prescription drugs with overprescribing physicians.

The study is driven by a dramatic increase in fatalities primarily due to overdose of painkillers, also known as opioids, an alarming trend that has grown in recent years both locally and nationwide. Login for more...



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