Drug Overdose Deaths Among American Women Have More Than Tripled Since 1999

Healthcare providers who treat women for pain, depression or anxiety may need to pay special attention to those around midlife, they wrote. And insurance programs that serve older women, including Medicare, may need to sharpen their focus on older women’s needs for more careful prescribing, more focused counseling, and better access to treatment for substance dependence than they have done in the past.

Source : https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-drug-overdoses-women-20190111-story.html

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