US CDC Officials Warn That A Surprising Number of Women of Child-Bearing Age Fill Opioid Prescriptions

January 23, 2015 7:47 PM

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releases a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report which has exposed that many women who are of child-bearing age are taking opioid pain medication.

The most recent edition of this report details, “During 2008-2012, more than one fourth of privately insured and more than one third of Medicaid enrolled reproductive-aged women (15-44 years) filled a prescription for an opioid from an outpatient pharmacy each year. Prescription rates were consisten...

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