Opioid painkillers kill more Americans than heroin according to the CDC in the US, with a 14 per cent jump in the rate from 2013 to 2014. Photo: Global Panorama/Flickr

Overdoses from legal drugs on the rise in the US, common practices may be partially to blame

Doctors giving too many pills with prescriptions and people not tossing leftovers are factors which lead to abuse, say researchers

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Opioid painkillers kill more Americans than heroin according to the CDC in the US, with a 14 per cent jump in the rate from 2013 to 2014. Photo: Global Panorama/Flickr
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