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Painkiller poisonings on the rise

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

City-living middle-aged women most vulnerable to overdoses updated 9:43 a.m. ET, Tues., April 6, 2010 NEW YORK – More and more Americans are landing in the hospital due to poisoning by powerful prescription painkillers, sedatives and tranquilizers, according to a report released today. City-living middle-aged women seem particularly vulnerable. “People have seen the headlines related to Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith and they think that’s tragic but maybe contained to Hollywood,” Dr. Jeffrey H. Coben of West Virginia University School of Medicine in...

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