Overdose deaths rising fastest among middle-aged US women; 'Rates we've never seen before'

  • Article by: MIKE STOBBE , AP Medical Writer
  • Updated: July 2, 2013 - 3:55 PM

ATLANTA — Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.

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