According to official statistics, CDC, over the last decade in the United States has been a real boom "legal drugs" — extremely happy and carefree doctors prescribed drugs that cause severe addiction. This did not go without consequences: every year die from an overdose of many thousands of patients. Particularly strong spread of plagues like Oxycontin and Vicodin hit women.
According to the Center for Disease Control United States, compared with 1999, the number of overdose deaths selling prescription painkillers jumped 265% (almost four times!) For men and 400% (five times!) — For women. Especially strong this disturbing trend can be middle-aged women (45 — 54 years), the main potrebitelnits miracle pills.
For example, in 2010, the Chamber of emergency treatment of poisoning potent drugs received 940,000 women, and 6,600 of them have never left this house … Previously, most patients with overdoses were men, traditionally prone to greater risks when taking potent drugs (as well as and any other drugs), but now the beautiful half of humanity, unfortunately, almost caught up with them: 40% of overdose cases we are talking about women.
CDC has sounded the alarm: it is — one of the few indicators of mortality in the United States, which is growing, and growing rapidly. Center representatives claim that there is a direct link between increased mortality and a sharp increase in the number of prescriptions issued for Oxycontin, Vicodin and other "legal drugs". CDC urges doctors treat cautiously with drugs such as their patients — follow the instructions on dosage.