Monday, April 9, 2012

Fw: Prescription Painkillers: The Dangers of Misuse

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Health E-News April 9, 2012

Health BulletinPrescription Painkillers

The Dangers of Misuse

In this issue:

  • People often misuse prescription painkillers.
    • Anybody can have a problem.
  • Prescription painkillers can be just as dangerous as illegal drugs.
    • Some can cause overdose or other severe reactions.
  • Don't put yourself in danger.
    • Don't buy prescription painkillers that are not prescribed for you.
    • Don't share painkillers.
    • Only take your painkillers the way they were prescribed.
    • Don't put others at risk.
  • People can become dependent on prescription painkillers and suffer serious problems.

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