Forty-Two Women Die Every Day from Drug Overdose
Recent report published by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests. Epidemic of Prescription painkiller has increased since 1999. Death caused by opioids are secondary to street recreational drugs such as narcotics (heroin and cocaine) and prescription drugs. Over 42 women die everyday from opioid drug overdose, which includes street narcotics and prescription opioids. Of these 42 patients, over 18 women die every day from over dosage of prescription opioids.
More than 6,600 women died from a prescription painkiller overdose in 2010. Consumption of prescription opioids for chronic pain and recreational purpose has increased 800 times since 2003.
CDC Report also mentions More than 940,000 women were seen in emergency departments for drug misuse or abuse in 2010. Prescription painkiller overdoses killed nearly 48,000 women between 1999 and 2010. Since 2007, more women have died from drug overdoses than from motor vehicle crashes. In 2010, there were more than 200,000 emergency department visits for opioid misuse or abuse among women; about one every three minutes.