Killer Painkillers

By | July 12th, 2013|General|

According to a new CDC report, about 18 U.S. women die every day of a prescription painkiller overdose, totaling more than 6,600 deaths in 2010.  This is a stunning increase of 400% since 1999.  Every 3 minutes, a woman goes to the emergency department for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse.  The report explains that women [...]

Prescription Drug Abuse III

By | November 2nd, 2011|Prevention|

I know I read like a broken record- but prescription drug misuse and abuse is a huge public health issue not just here- but nationally.  The newest edition of CDC Vital Signs presents information about prescription painkiller overdoses in the United States and highlights promising strategies for addressing the issue. Please share this information broadly with [...]