Percocete http://ripr.org en Doctor's Prescription Pads May Be Part Of RI's Drug Overdose Problem http://ripr.org/post/doctors-prescription-pads-may-be-part-ris-drug-overdose-problem <p>State health officials say they don&rsquo;t know why Rhode Island has the nation&rsquo;s 13<sup>th</sup> highest rate of accidental deaths caused by illicit drug overdoses.&nbsp; They say doctors may be part of the problem.</p><p></p><p>Twenty-eight year old Ross Ricciarelli is a recovering heroin&nbsp; addict. He got started on Vicodin and progressed to Percocette. When prescriptions became hard to come by he started shooting up.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:44:05 +0000 Flo Jonic 22998 at http://ripr.org New Study Finds Rhode Island Ranks 13th in Overdoes Deaths http://ripr.org/post/new-study-finds-rhode-island-ranks-13th-overdoes-deaths <p>State health officials said they don&rsquo;t know why Rhode Island has the nation&rsquo;s 13<sup>th</sup> highest rate of accidental deaths caused by illicit drug overdoses.&nbsp; But they said doctors may be part of the problem.</p><p>Twenty-eight-year-old Ross Ricciarelli is a recovering heroin addict. He got started on Vicodin and progressed to Percocete. When prescriptions became hard to come by he started shooting up.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:01:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 22956 at http://ripr.org