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Overdosing on pain killers becoming an epidemic for women



Overdosing on pain killers becoming an epidemic for women

HOUSTON, TX (July02, 2013)

According to the CDC, about 18 women die every day of prescription painkiller overdoses.  Nine out of 10 times the death is accidental.  It's a national epidemic and a growing problem in the Houston area, which is known for pill mills that supply these highly addicting drugs.  Mike Leath, M.D., medical director of the pain recovery program at Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center discusses the epidemic.

Watch the story here.