prescription painkillers

Opioid crisis hits agriculture harder than rest of rural America

Three out of four farmers and farmworkers say they have been affected directly by opioid abuse, according to a survey commissioned by the two largest U.S. farm groups.

Rural teens more likely to abuse prescription painkillers

Rural teenagers are more likely to receive medical care in emergency rooms than their urban peers, a possible explanation for why they also are 35-percent more likely to have abused prescription painkillers in the past year, says the Daily Yonder, citing a study published in the Journal of Rural Health.