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Prevention of Fatal Opioid Overdose

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

Posted: 16 Nov 2012  

Leo Beletsky

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

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Beletsky, Leo and Rich, Josiah D. and Walley, Alexander Y., Prevention of Fatal Opioid Overdose (2012). 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2176279

Leo Beletsky (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - School of Law; Northeastern University - Bouvé College of Health Sciences ( email )

416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States
617-373-5540 (Phone)

Josiah D. Rich

Brown University - School of Medicine ( email )

Box G-MH
Providence, RI 02912
United States

Alexander Y. Walley

Boston University - School of Medicine ( email )

Boston, MA 02118
United States

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