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Prescription Drug Overdose Deaths

Skyrocketing Epidemic Among Women: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying from these overdoses at rates never seen before. Every three minutes, a woman visits an emergency department for opioid misuse or abuse. That accounts for more than 200,000 emergency department visits a year.

D.C. Decriminalizes Some Drug Offenses

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.18.2013 | DC

A new law aimed at encouraging people to seek emergency medical attention during drug and alcohol overdoses will take effect in the District of Columb...

Methadone Overdose Deaths May Have Peaked: CDC

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- Health officials say methadone is involved in nearly one-third of deaths from prescription painkillers. But overdose deaths from methadone ...