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Deadly Painkiller Overdoses Affecting More Women

NPR | July 12, 2013 2:59 p.m.

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Patti Neighmond

A new study shows women are overdosing from prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than men. Men still suffer more overdoses but women are catching up, fast. Since 2007, more women have died from drug overdoses than from motor vehicle crashes.

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