Fatal drug overdoses continue to increase in the U.S.

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The number of overdose deaths was up for the 11th year in a row with prescription drugs leading the way.

Opioid painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin are involved in many unintentional overdose deaths.

Researchers report drugs prescribed for mental health including benzo-diazepines, antidepressants, and anti-psychotics are often found in combination with opioids when patients overdose.

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