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1. Fact: The United States consumes 80% of the world’s pain medication while only having 6% of the world’s population.

Source: ASIPP American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

2. Fact: In the United States, deaths from pain medication abuse are outnumbering deaths from traffic accidents in young adults

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3. Fact: American dies from a prescription drug overdose every 19 minutes

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4. Fact: The biggest abusers of prescription drugs aged 18-25

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

by McKayla Arnold