Opioid

Possible Underestimation of Opioid-Related Mortality Rates in America

Possible Underestimation of Opioid-Related Mortality Rates in America

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label opioids as a possible cause.

Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis Offered by Trump Administration

Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis Offered by Trump Administration

The money will train health professionals and foster prescription drug monitoring programs.

Physician Opioid Prescription Patterns Risk Long-Term Patient Use

Physician Opioid Prescription Patterns Risk Long-Term Patient Use

Patients are 30% more likely to abuse opioids if their ER physician prescribes them frequently.

Louisiana and Utah Eases Access to Naloxone

Louisiana and Utah Eases Access to Naloxone

Standing orders for naloxone allow it to be dispensed without prescriptions.

Major Factor in Opioid Overdose Deaths: Synthetic Fentanyl

Major Factor in Opioid Overdose Deaths: Synthetic Fentanyl

The number of synthetic opioid-involved overdose deaths rose 79% in 27 states from 2013 to 2014.

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