The United States is facing a drug epidemic among female Americans. This video reports on how prescription drugs are contributing to a skyrocketing rate of medication overdoses.
Studies indicate that women are vulnerable to prescription drug overdoses for several reasons. First, women are more willing to speak with a medical professional when they experience painful conditions, such as migraine headaches. Second, to address these problems, doctors typically prescribe pain medication. Yet some women may increase the frequency with which they take these drugs to find greater pain relief. Others may get prescriptions from multiple doctors, which can also heighten the risk of overdose.
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