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Tags: opioid crisis | overdose deaths | cdc report | fentanyl | drug companies

Staggering 500 Percent Jump in Opioid Deaths Among Middle-Aged Women

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer displays bags of Fentanyl confiscated from the international mail facility at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. (Reuters/Joshua Lot)

By    |   Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:33 PM

U.S. doctors and researchers are scrambling to determine the cause of a massive, unprecedented spike in opioid deaths among middle-aged women -- and the scary thing is, no one is certain why it's happening.

According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioid overdose deaths since 1999 jumped a staggering 492 percent among women ages 30 to 64. The hardest hit population was over 45.

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U.S. doctors and researchers are scrambling to determine the cause of a massive, unprecedented spike in opioid deaths among middle-aged women -- and the scary thing is, no one is certain why it's happening.
opioid crisis, overdose deaths, cdc report, fentanyl, drug companies
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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:33 PM
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