Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drug Overdoses Spike Among Women

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Prescription Drugs, Recovery |

The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of prescription drug overdoses. Over 27,000 people died from overdoses in 2007, a number that has risen five-fold since 1990 and has never been higher. Prescription drugs are now involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. This disturbing death rate coincides with a ten-fold increase in the medical use of opioid painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone. The increased availability of such powerful drugs has led to...

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Women and Prescription Pills

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Prescription Drugs, Women |

Women and prescription pills is a growing problem in America. Surveys, such as the 2010 Survey on Drug Use and Health, estimate that 2.4 million Americans abused prescription pills for the first time last year, and over half of them were female. This means that about 800,000 adult women began abusing prescription pills in the past year alone. Women and Prescription Pills: Why do women abuse prescription pills? Women are more likely to ask for and receive prescriptions for narcotic medications,...

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Women and Prescription Drugs

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Prescription Drugs |

Women and Prescription Drugs Funnily enough you may be wondering what women and prescription drugs have to do with one another. You may also be wondering how if there is anything special to it, what is it? Well, it may surprise you to know but when it comes to women and prescription drugs, women take about 40% more prescription drugs than men according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This may have something to do with the fact that women visit doctors about 35% more often than...

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