NEW YORK (Reuters) - The over-prescribing of painkillers is fuelling nearly 17,000 annual deaths from overdoses in the United States as well as a rise in heroin use, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The CDC reviewed 2010-2012 mortality data from 28 states to measure rising fatal heroin overdose rates and determine how the increases were tied to prescription painkillers. The study found that the death rate from heroin overdoses doubled during that two-year span to from 1 to 2. ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are taking a fresh look at unsolved rape, murder and missing persons cases after a man was charged in the abduction of a University of Virginia student who vanished about three weeks ago.
DALLAS (AP) — Worries over Ebola kept some Dallas schoolchildren home Thursday after school officials identified five students who may have come into contact with the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the virus.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Merval stock index plunged just over 7 percent Thursday in a sell-off sparked by the naming of a new central bank chief who many believe will favor interventionist policies.
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