Painkiller Overdose Deaths at Epidemic Proportions.
Deaths from drug overdoses have skyrocketed in the last 10 years, driven largely by an explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin.  
"The numbers of prescription painkiller overdose deaths are now greater than those deaths from heroin and cocaine combined." 
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -
In fact, death rates for drug overdoses are climbing at a much faster pace than any other cause of death in the United States, including car accidents.
Opioids are a type of narcotic pain medication.  They reduce the sending of pain messages to the brain and reduce the feeling of pain. Opioids are essentially “legal heroin.” Not surprising, the rising opioid overdose death rate parallels the ten-fold increase in prescribing since 1990 following aggressive and overreaching marketing campaigns by pharmaceutical companies. The Czack Law Firm has helped families who have lost a loved one to an overdose of prescription pain killers.
If you or someone close to you has been tragically affected by the wrongful or reckless prescribing and dispensing of narcotics, then you may have a drug overdose case.
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Common Prescription Drug Overdose Medications
While most doctors and pharmacists take great care to properly advise and treat their patients, many narcotics are regularly over-prescribed and over-dispensed. Some of the most common of these overdose drugs are:
Oxycodone (OxyContin), Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Fentanyl (transdermal application) and Morphine. These are commonly used drugs for those who have chronic or ongoing pain issues.
Benzodiazepine Drugs, such as Diazepam (Valium) and Alprazolam (Xanax). This group of drugs is regularly prescribed for those who have issues with sleep or anxiety.
Methadone is one of the most widely prescribed and abused drugs on the market today. The FDA has issued its strictest advisory, a Black Box warning that this medication can cause death if prescribed or used incorrectly.
Drug addiction is a disease, not a matter of choice or control by willpower or by determination. Please feel free to call the attorneys at The Czack Law Firm. Let us help you and your family during this difficult time.
"The Czack Law Firm has successfully handled prescription drug overdose and unintentional drug overdose cases."
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Read or download these DEA publications,
“The Truth About Prescription Drug Abuse”
and  “Prescription For Disaster – How Teens
Abuse Medicine”
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