NUMBER OF SENIORS HOSPITALIZED DUE TO OPIOIDS TRIPLES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal data shows the number of senior citizens in Tennessee who are hospitalized due to painkillers has more than tripled over the last decade. The Tennessean reports the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality data showed that in 2005, 467 seniors out of every 100,000 spent time in the hospital due to opioids. Read more on NewsOK.com

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