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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Vital Signs Report How has the prescription painkiller overdose epidemic grown in women

The prescription painkiller epidemic is killing more women than ever before. New data shows prescription painkiller overdose deaths among women have skyrocketed. Since 1999, the percentage increase in deaths was more than 400 percent among women compared to 265 percent in men.

"About 18 women die every day of a prescription painkiller overdose in the US, more than 6,600 deaths in 2010. Prescription painkiller overdoses are an under-recognized and growing problem for women."

To read more about this report click here: US CDC

Click here to read "Press Release: Prescription Painkiller Epidemic Among Women"

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