Four Aussie women overdose every day

Overdoses from both prescription and illegal drugs are killing almost four times as many Australian women as car accidents, new data reveals.

The growing impact of prescription drug abuse and illicit drugs on Australian families is revealed in figures produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the Penington Institute.

According to the Institute, the ABS figures reveal that nearly four Australians die every day from an overdose.

The latest figures show 1,427 people died from overdose in 2012 and 1,338 died in road