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For Women, Rx Pain Medication Overdoses Rates Skyrocket

Posted on Jul 02, 2013
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Over the past decade, the number of deaths among women from prescription medications increased five-fold, four times more than female deaths from cocaine and heroin combined, says CDC director Tom Frieden. Women between 45 and 54 had the greatest increases in prescription drug overdose deaths. Experts suspect this is due to chronic pain issues among middle-aged women. Full story.


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