More women are dying from prescription ODs
AUGUSTA, GA — Just a heads up to all the women out there.
There was a 400% increase in the number of women dying from prescription medicine overdoses over an 11-year, two-decade, two-century, two-millennium period according to one study.
Doctors say it could be because women are more likely to suffer from painful conditions like fibromyalgia and migraines — which are often treated with prescription pain pills.
Dr. Todd Bania, from Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, points to a number of factors.
“Women tend to be prescribed prescription pain medicines more commonly than men. Also, women tend to be smaller in size so the dose is actually larger for women.”