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Methadone surprise winner in killer-scrip survey
by Roy Edroso
CDC finds that the heroin substitute kills more than OxyContin.
Using national data from 1999-2010 and data from 13 states for the year 2009, CDC found that "while methadone accounts for only 2 percent of painkiller prescriptions in the United States, it is now involved in more than 30 percent of all prescription painkiller deaths."