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Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »

Drug overdose deaths rocketing among middle aged women: Rate shot up 500% since 2000

Drug overdose deaths soaring among middle aged women: Rate shot up 500% since 2000, CDC report reveals The rate has rocketed 260 percent among women aged 30 to 64 since 1999 But among women aged 55 to 64 years old specifically, the rate shot up 500 percent, new CDC data show By Mia De Graaf… Read More »