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Prescription Drug Overdoses

  • Opioid Painkiller Prescribing
    Opioid Painkiller Prescribing

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    7/1/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Prescription Painkiller Overdoses
    Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

    About 18 women die every day of a prescription painkiller overdose in the US, more than 6,600 deaths in 2010. Prescription painkiller overdoses are an under-recognized and growing problem for women. Although men are still more likely to die of prescription painkiller overdoses (more than 10,000 deaths in 2010), the gap between men and women is closing.

    7/2/2013 1:00:00 PM
  • Page last reviewed: July 1, 2015
  • Page last updated: July 1, 2015
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