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Study: Friends Letting Friends Take Pills

Peers and relatives biggest sources, rather than dealers

March 4, 2014
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

CHICAGO - Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

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