Overdose

Silent no more: Suicide is epidemic
May 23, 2018 By
The rate of suicide has been rising for two decades, alongside the increase in drug overdose deaths, yet we have been reluctant to discuss how these deaths are related and preventable. Our health care system can do better to ...
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Preventing overdose deaths is not one-size-fits-all
Dec 22, 2017 By
An analysis of overdose deaths in the United States from 2000 to 2015 showed differences in death rates between racial and ethnic groups, and serves as a reminder that different parts of the population have been affected by the ...
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Why are doctors writing opioid prescriptions — even after an overdose?
Jan 28, 2016 By
A recent study of nearly 3,000 patients who had an overdose during long-term opioid treatment found that more than 90% of these patients continued to receive opioids — even after their overdose. Poor communication between emergency rooms and prescribing ...
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