Opiate Addiction: Majority of Female Patients with Opiate Dependencies are Reliant on Doctor-Prescribed Painkillers

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–03/22/2004–According to The Waismann Institute’s 2004 Opiate Dependency Report, 86 percent of female patients seeking treatment were battling a dependency to prescription painkillers. Based upon research conducted by the world-renowned opiate dependency treatment center, the drug most commonly found to be a problem for women was OxyContin at 21 percent, while 60 […]