Painkiller Overdoses in Women (7/9/13)

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Although more men than women die of overdoses from prescription pain medications each year in the United States, women — particularly middle-aged women — are quickly catching up, according to a report published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, “Prescription painkiller deaths have skyrocketed in women. Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying of overdoses at rates we have never seen before."

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