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Old July 3rd, 2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Painkiller Deaths Rise Among Women

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More women now die of overdoses from pain pills like OxyContin than from cervical cancer or homicide. And though more men are dying, women are catching up, according to the analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the problem is hitting white women harder than black women, and older women harder than younger ones.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/03/he...Y&ei=5065&_r=0
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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That sh*t is scary.

Prescription drug abuse is rampant. And overdoses increasingly common.
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Addiction is a scary thing...

If you look at the accessibility, doctors are generally more ready to prescribe meds for women and older folks. Combine that with the fact that people, in general, seem more likely to try to escape or surpress their feelings rather than dealing with them, and you have the perfect recipe for addiction and overdose.
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My Way News - Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women
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