Health experts are warning that a new opioid-related overdose death toll from prescription opioids has surpassed the death tolls of other fatal poisonings, and that overdose deaths from prescription drugs are now on track to surpass deaths from heroin and cocaine.
The news comes as the opioid epidemic is spreading into other parts of the country, including the Midwest and South, as well as the Northeast.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of fatal overdose deaths has surpassed 1.3 million in the U.S. since November.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the rate of prescription opioid deaths increased from 4.5 to 5.4 deaths per 100,000 people from 2012 to 2014.
The opioid crisis is particularly acute in the Northeast, which has the highest rate of overdose deaths of any region.
“We have a lot of prescription painkillers, which we use every day,” said Dr. David Anderson, an addiction medicine specialist at Yale University.
“But if you’re an opioid user, you’re also going to have some people who are going to get them and use them every day.”
Here are some of the most popular opioid-like drugs that are being used to get people high.
Heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines are widely used by addicts to get high.
But some people are taking them for medicinal purposes.
OxyContin and Oxycodone, both commonly used in the United States, are prescription drugs.
Both of these drugs can be abused, and addiction can lead to heroin addiction.
Oxycodones are usually given to treat muscle spasms, a common side effect of prescription opioids.
Methamphetamine can be used to treat anorexia, muscle spasm, or pain.
Methamphetamine is also a prescription drug.
It’s often combined with other drugs to increase its effects.
Heroine is the most widely abused opioid.
Over the last two decades, heroin and oxycodone have become the most commonly abused drugs, according to a 2016 report by the U,S.
Heroin abuse is most common among people under the age of 35.
In recent years, heroin has been found to be more deadly than cocaine and meth.
The DEA has reported more than 2,700 overdose deaths in 2016.
Heroine deaths from the opioid crisis have surpassed those from cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin in some areas, according the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The problem with opioids is they can be deadly.
In one recent study, the Centers to Prevent Drug Abuse found that the majority of heroin-related deaths occur in the first 10 days of life.
The DEA has called the rise in the number and use of prescription drugs an epidemic that threatens to “destabilize the lives of our communities.”
The number of deaths from opioid overdose continues to climb, and the number is expected to grow over the next year.
But many experts warn that the increase in the numbers of people using opioids for medicinal reasons, rather than as a prescription, is only one of many factors contributing to the rise of opioid-based addiction.
Dr. Anderson said that while the problem of heroin is an issue in and of itself, the rising number of opioid deaths is part of the problem.
“There’s a lot more people who can’t control their pain, and who need opioids for their pain,” he said.
“The problem is that there’s so many people using these drugs, that the problem is growing.”