Prescription Painkillers and Sex

Overdoses are on the rise in women

Jennifer K. Wozniczka, MD

Prescription painkillers, often opioids, are commonly prescribed in orthopaedics. New data demonstrate an increase in both the amount of narcotics prescribed and the complications associated with prescription painkillers. In fact, deaths from prescription opioid overdoses in the United States exceed the deaths from heroin and cocaine combined.

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