Prevention of Fatal Opioid Overdose
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 308, No. 18, pp. 1863-1864, November 14, 2012
Posted: 16 Nov 2012
Date Written: 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.
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