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CDC: Rx opioid deaths in women skyrocket 415%

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While abuse of prescription opioid painkillers continues to get worse in the US, it has skyrocketed among women, with more American women than ever before dying of overdoses of drugs like AbbVie's Vicodin (hydrocodone), Purdue Pharma's OxyContin (oxycodone), Endo Pharmaceuticals' Opana (oxymorphone) and methadone, US health officials said on 2 July.


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