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    Education is Key to Pain Medication Safety (pkg)

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Accidental overdose from prescription pain medication is on the rise. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of overdose deaths has gone up 300 percent since 1999. Mayo Clinic's Dr. Christopher Wittich says it's possible to reverse this trend with education. Vivien Williams reports. [TRT 2:11]

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