Prescription Medications Responsible For More Overdoses Than Illegal Drugs

(Hibbing Daily Tribune, July 6) More than half of recent overdose deaths in Minnesota are due to prescription medications than illegal street drugs. The data, released by the Minnesota Department of Health, found an 11 percent increase in drug overdose deaths between 2014 and 2015. Leading drugs were opioids (216) followed by heroin (114) - nearly twice as many. READ MORE.