ghp June 2015

38 | ghp June 2015 public health Poll: Many Americans Know Someone Who Has Abused Prescription Painkillers and Suffered Major Harmful Effects A national poll by The Boston Globe and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has shown that, in an era when concern about drug abuse has been very high, more U.S. adults are con- cerned about prescription painkiller abuse than about heroin.