Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women

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Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 8:29am

According to Health Day News, more women die from prescription drug overdoses than from car crashes. "The rate of fatal overdoses of prescription painkillers and other drugs among U.S. women quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, federal officials reported Tuesday.

Long thought of as primarily a male problem, drug addiction is increasingly affecting women, and the new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 42 women in the United States die each day from prescription drug overdoses." read more

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