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CNBC reports that 80 percent of the world’s opioid supply is used in the United States, despite the fact that Americans only make up five percent of the world’s population. According to professor Vikesh Singh of the Pancreatitis Center at Johns Hopkins University, the figure goes up to 95 percent if Canada and Eastern Europe are included. This consumption of opioids is primarily in the form of pain medication, which indicates that Americans consume more pain drugs than any other population around the world.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/27/americans-consume-almost-all-of-the-global-opioid-supply.html



A new study from researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science School of Public Health reports that 15 percent of eldery patients in residential care facilities suffer injuries from falls every year. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Aging and Health.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/prognosis/article/Elderly-in-residential-care-facilities-at-risk-7378949.php


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