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Getting the fix: Prescription drug abuse and prevention in Nevada outlined

RENO — America is a mere 6 percent of the population but consumes 99 percent of the world’s hydrocodone, according to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy’s Executive Secretary Larry Pinson.The statistics continued: The United States consumes 80 percent of the world’s opioids (think the natural and synthetic derivatives of everything from the poppy family.)“We’re the most drug-oriented society in the world,” he said.And although there may be traces of drugs in the water, the issue is a cultural one, Pinson said during the second day of the Nevada Drug Summit.“Americans just want to take stuff. We’re crazy. We just …

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