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Painkiller Deaths Among Women Skyrocket

New York Times

In the past decade, fatal painkiller overdoses among women have increased 400 percent, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The CDC says more men still die from overdosing on prescription pain pills, but women are catching up quickly. While Florida doesn’t track the gender of people who die from an overdose, more than 1,500 babies are born addicted to the pain pills each year, according to state data.