The Orion

Prescription drugs harm more than help

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Sean Daly

May 3, 2016

"In 2014, more than 14,000 died from overdoses involving prescription opioids," according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that prevalence of prescription drugs like Percocet, Xanax and others in America is taking people's lives at an increasing rate. Why are more an...

The Xanax epidemic

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Nick Bragg

October 5, 2015

Within my time in college, I have noticed a dangerous, addictive habit— prevalent on all campuses— that is turning students into incoherent zombies.Xanax, the drug responsible for countless blackouts, multiple regrets and even student death can be bought from your friendly neighborhood drug dealer. ...

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