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Drug-overdose Suicides May Be Going Undetected Drug-overdose Suicides May Be Going Undetected

Deaths by drug overdose are more likely to be classified as accidental or of undetermined cause, compared to deaths by gunshot or hanging, say U.S. researchers who conclude that drug suicides may be underestimated.Reuters Health Information
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Conclusions: Medication alerts hold promise as a means of reducing opioid and benzodiazepine coprescribing among certain high-risk groups.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this large multi-centre cohort collaboration with standardized assignment of causes of death, non-AIDS mortality was twice as high among patients with an ADE compared to without an ADE. However, non-AIDS related mortality after an ADE depended on the ADE of interest. Although there may be unmeasured confounders, these findings suggest that a common pathway may be independently driving both ADEs and NADE mortality. While prevention of ADEs may reduce subsequent death due to NADEs following ART initiation, modification of risk factors for NADE mortality remains important after ADE survival. PMID: 29334197...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
Conclusions: Medication alerts hold promise as a means of reducing opioid and benzodiazepine coprescribing among certain high-risk groups.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - - Deaths by drug overdose are more likely to be classified as accidental or of undetermined cause, compared to deaths by gunshot or hanging, say U.S. researchers who conclude that drug suicides may be underestimated.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Good bye, 2017.  Personally, it was a good year.  Politically, not so much.  Our country has become so alarmingly polarized, and it seems we have so many problems!  Here in Baltimore, things are difficult for so many people: firearm deaths have surged, with 345 deaths this year -- a far higher number than New York City where there are under 300 deaths, even though New York has many times the population that Baltimore has.  Overdose death have surged as well. Crime, poverty, homelessness,--they are all big problems.  The latest tax cuts promise to help corporations, and perhaps they will b...
Source: Shrink Rap - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: blogs
Good bye, 2017.  Personally, it was a good year.  Politically, not so much.  Our country has become so alarmingly polarized, and it seems we have so many problems!  Here in Baltimore, things are difficult for so many people: firearm deaths have surged, with 345 deaths this year -- a far higher number than New York City where there are under 300 deaths, even though New York has many times the population that Baltimore has.  Overdose death have surged as well. Crime, poverty, homelessness,--they are all big problems.  The latest tax cuts promise to help corporations, and perhaps they will b...
Source: Shrink Rap - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: blogs
Amid a glut of drug overdoses, gun deaths and suicide, shorter lives and poorer health are becoming the new norm in the US. It's alarming, says Laudan Aron
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge this is the first report of a severe ibuprofen-mono intoxication treated with TPE and providing serial IPCs over a period of five days, indicating an estimated fivefold overall-elimination half-life of 17.2 h. Despite TPE clinically improved persistent hemodynamic instability, this procedure was neither consistent with the observed IPC-profile nor correlated with a meaningful quantitative elimination of ibuprofen. PMID: 29233194 [PubMed - in process]
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
We report a case of an 18-year-old female who ingested 18 mg (~0.4 mg/kg) of colchicine in a suicide att...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
In recent years, with the sustained increase of the incidence of diabetes in humans and the wider use of exogenous insulin, the cases of inappropriate use and overdose of insulin is growing, even the cases of suicide and homicide using insulin. Through sea...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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