Drug overdose deaths among American women have more than tripled since 1999

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 07:30 in Health & Medicine

For many decades, drugs of abuse were a menace that mostly threatened the lives of men. In 1999, fewer than 1 in 25,000 adult women in the United States died of a drug overdose, and childbirth was twice as deadly. No more. Drug overdoses have become a prodigious thief of female lives in the U.S....

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