The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

‘Deaths from opioid overdose have increased four-fold previously decade, and methadone makes up about nearly a third of opioid-associated deaths now,’ CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, said in a written statement. ‘There are several safer alternatives to methadone for chronic non-cancer pain.’ The rise in deaths actually prompted a 2006 warning from the meals and Drug Administration regarding cautious prescribing of the drug. Among the problems is that the majority of methadone prescriptions are compiled by practitioners who typically aren’t been trained in pain management, the CDC said.‘We made a commitment to the Health care community when we took over,’ stated Mark Berger, Villa Healthcare Chairman in Chicago. ‘We paid attention to everyone's concerns and needs. We assured them we would establish the Villa at Windsor Park as the premier service in the shortest period possible. This announcement was created by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Providers is the fulfillment of this promise.’The Villa at Windsor Park joins another Villa Health care facility, Park Villa Nursing home and Rehab Center in Palos Heights, with this prestigious honor.