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Opioids, meth and marijuana top Iowa’s drug problems

OxyContin, in 80 mg pills. (file photo) DES MOINES — While opioid misuse continues to grow in Iowa, a new state report issued Tuesday indicates methamphetamine and marijuana rank among the most-common addictive substances threatening the health and safety of Iowans.

Opioids Aren’t the Only Pain Drugs to Fear

Last month, a White House panel declared the nation’s epidemic of opioid abuse and deaths “a national public health emergency,” a designation usually assigned to natural disasters. A disaster is indeed what it is, with 142 Americans dying daily from drug