Prevention of Fatal Opioid Overdose
Northeastern University - School of Law; Northeastern University - Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Josiah D. Rich
Brown University - School of Medicine
Alexander Y. Walley
Boston University - School of Medicine
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 308, No. 18, pp. 1863-1864, November 14, 2012
Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 116-2012
Opioid overdose is a burgeoning public health crisis, accounting for at least 16,000 deaths annually in the United States. Opioid overdose occurs across sex, ethnic, age, and geographic strata and involves both medical and nonmedical opioid use. To date, federal government response has focused primarily on monitoring and securing the drug supply. This Viewpoint suggests various steps necessary to support a more comprehensive approach.
Date posted: November 16, 2012
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