Skip Navigation
NPR News

Deadly Painkiller Overdoses Affecting More Women

Jul 3, 2013 (Morning Edition) — A new study shows women are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than ever before. Men still suffer more overdoses but women are catching up, fast. Since 2007, more women have died from drug overdoses than from motor vehicle crashes.

Hear this

This text will be replaced
Launch in player

Share this


Explore this

Reported by

Patti Neighmond

Related Topics at NPR.org

Read full story transcript

Missing some content? Check the source: NPR
Copyright(c) 2014, NPR

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.