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Michigan in top ten for painkiller prescriptions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKZO) -- Michigan residents are hopped up on pain pills.

A new report on prescription painkillers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks the state the tenth highest for the number of painkiller prescriptions per 100 people with 107. Alabama and Tennessee lead the nation with 143 prescriptions for every 100 residents.

According to the CDC, 46 people die nationwide every day from an overdose of prescription pain medicine.

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