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Painkillers to Heroin, New Film Shows It Can ‘Happen to Anybody”

The struggling heroin addicts whose tragic stories drive a harrowing new documentary about America’s opioid crisis turned to the needle after the damage was done by prescription painkillers. Only one of them is still alive when the credits close on “Warning: This Drug May Kill You,” a searing study of the plague directed by longtime New York newswoman Perri Peltz But in the final frames, the fate of a young survivor named Stephany Gay is anything but certain as she quits a program designed to wean her off the drugs…

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The Opioid Crisis Startling Age Divide.

Young Americans are overdosing on heroin while older ones continue to overdose on prescription painkillers. The opioid epidemic in the US can sometimes seem like a giant game of whack-a-mole for health officials — look away and the epidemic shifts. More people still overdose on prescription painkillers than any other opioid, but heroin and other illicit opioids like fentanyl are now fueling a separate, and perhaps even deadlier, drug epidemic. And it turns out there are now big differences between age groups when it comes to opioid overdoses. Jay Unick,…

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