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Death by Poisoning

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Researchers at John Hopkins University found that women between the ages of 45-64 had a 230 percent increase in mortality rate due to poisoning-mostly by prescription drug abuse.

Edward Krenzelok, director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center, says painkillers like Percocet and oxycodone are way overprescribed.

Catch the story in the November issue of AARP Bulletin, p.14