Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers

January 23, 2015 2:10 PM

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Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers

(HealthDay News) -- Too many women of childbearing age take narcotic painkillers, putting any unborn babies at risk, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

Thirty-nine percent of females aged 15 to 44 who were enrolled in Medicaid filled a prescription for a narcotic painkiller each year from 2008 to 2012, says a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among privately insured women, that rate was 28 percent.

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