Why Are More Women Dying of Prescription Painkiller Overdoses?

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Summary: More and more women are dying from overdose due to prescription painkillers. Could you be at risk?A new report from the CDC shows that deaths among women from prescription painkiller overdoses are skyrocketing. Opiate overdose deaths among women spiked five-fold in the last decade, according to an analysis by the CDC.  Our physician expert, Dr. Stephen Anderson, discusses why this is happening, how you or a loved one can help protect against overdose, and how you can recognize the signs when help may be needed.