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Opioid Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

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Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Some opioid-related deaths may be missed [...]

Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study

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U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid-related hospitalizations among women in the United States increased far faster than among men between 2005 and 2014, a federal government report says. Among women, hospitalizations involving opioid painkillers or heroin [...]