Prescription overdose rates reach epidemic levels in NYC

Research from Columbia University found that deaths soared seven times the rate in 1990.

Research from Columbia University found that deaths soared seven times the rate in 1990. (2/4/13)

NEW YORK -  

Prescription overdose rates have reached epidemic proportions in New York City.

According to research from Columbia University, deaths from prescription drugs such as oxytocin soared seven times the rate in 1990.

The data also found that the overdose rate for white males is three times higher than for blacks.  

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