addiction http://waer.org en New York Rates Well in Prescription Drug Report, Overdose Deaths on the Rise http://waer.org/post/new-york-rates-well-prescription-drug-report-overdose-deaths-rise <p>While other states battle rising mortality rates by prescription drug overdose New York State has one of the lowest rates in the nation. A report on prescription drug abuse from Trust for America&rsquo;s Health says that New York has the sixth lowest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. Since 1999, these rates have doubled in 29 states, tripled in ten and quadrupled in four. Prescription drug related deaths now outnumber those from cocaine and heroin combined.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:52:35 +0000 Chris Bolt 8970 at http://waer.org New York Rates Well in Prescription Drug Report, Overdose Deaths on the Rise