Nearly a third of county residents receive
"No one should put up the banner that says: Mission accomplished," said
The combination drug hydrocodone-acetaminophen has been listed as the top, most-prescribed drug for
Prescription-strength ibuprofen now claims the No. 1 spot, followed by omeprazole, an acid reducer.
Prescription opioid medication and heroin have been to blame for roughly 300 confirmed and suspected overdose deaths in
"It's also a good example of what we can do when we come together as a community and say, 'This is a problem, and we need to address it,'" he said.
The closure earlier this year of Dr.
Prescription ibuprofen and omeprazole -- which is sold under the brand name Prilosec -- have long rounded out the top-three most prescribed
Thirty-one percent of all
"More than a majority of the money is spent on whites," Poloncarz said. "So for those that thought that a person who receives
The number of
Szukala said if current trends continue, more than a third of all county residents will receive some type of
"The people in
Finally, Poloncarz used the
"We are a stronger community; we are a healthier community," he said, "and any attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act will hurt the overall health and welfare of our county."
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