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Federal data shows 76 billion opioid pills were distributed from 2006 to 2012. Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images
Prescriptions for opioids decline amid epidemic

Nearly 30,000 deaths a year can be attributed to the abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers - opioids like oxycontin, vicodin, percocet, and methadone. But a new report indicates that opioid prescriptions in the last three years have declined. New…