According to the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center, Opiates are a type of drug inside of Opium, Prescription Drugs, Synthetics and Heroin. Opiates are commonly prescribed for pain, cough, diarrhea and opiate treatments. According to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, 80% of the worlds pain pills are consumed in the United States. 2015: 1 person died every 19 minutes from prescription drug overdose in the United States 2016: 1 person every 11 minutes 2017: 1 person every 10 minutes We lose nearly 140 people a day to opiate drug overdoses; which means we lose almost 1,000 people a week. Be cognizant of the use of prescription medications you or your family members are consuming. Additionally, CLEAN OUT YOUR MEDICINE CABINET!!! If you have medications that you are no longer using or have since expired, bring them to the Rosemount Police Department between normal business hours and place them in the Rx Prescription Bin located indoors.