The Contribution of Prescribed and Illicit Opioids to Fatal Overdoses in Massachusetts, 2013-2015.
CONCLUSION: Linking overdose toxicology reports to prescription drug monitoring program records can help attribute overdoses to prescribed opioids, diverted prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly made fentanyl. PMID: 31577519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Funding to create comprehensive and innovative approaches for programs and services throughout Arkansas to combat substance misuse, overdoses, and opioid related harms, with the focus of ensuring all Arkansans have equal access to a continuum of education, prevention, substance misuse services, and support within their communities. Geographic coverage: Arkansas -- Arkansas Department of Health
Multi-year funding to strengthen and enhance the capacity of communities to prevent morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses, including the implementation of strategies that prevent opioid overuse, misuse, use disorder, overdose, and opioid-related harms. Geographic coverage: Wisconsin -- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
For the third year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an unprecedented decline in life expectancy for the United States, a decline attributable mainly to drug overdose deaths and suicides. Drug overdoses have continued to ris...
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- As the United States grapples with an opioid abuse crisis, Americans are being urged to learn how to recognize and respond to overdoses from these and other drugs. A populace better prepared to spot and respond to opioid...
PMID: 31977397 [PubMed - in process]
The United States continues to face a public heatlh crisis of epic proportion, with over 500,000 deaths from opioid overdoses since 2000. Medications for opioid use disorder, like buprenorphine, offer patients an effective approach to cessation. Unfortunately many barriers to use of medications for opioid use disorder exist, including insufficient number of programs offering medications for opioid use disorder, inadequate number of addiction specialists to provide these medications, and stigma surrouding patients with opioid use disorders and the medications used to treat them.
Volume 58, Issue 3, March 2020, Page 220-221 .
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ConclusionOpioid overdose identified by receiving out-of-hospital naloxone with clinical improvement carries a 13-fold increase in mortality compared to the general population. This suggests that this is a high-risk population that deserves attention from public health officials, policymakers, and health care providers in regard to the development of long-term solutions.
The rate of buprenorphine use to treat opioid use disorder more than doubled between 2009 and 2018, according to astudy inJAMA. However, this trend did not hold true for patients aged 15 to 24 years, in whom buprenorphine use declined.Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H., of Columbia University and colleagues analyzed data from the IQVIA Real World Data: Longitudinal Prescription database to determine the number of buprenorphine prescriptions filled by people aged 15 to 80 years old between 2009 and 2018, excluding formulations that were not approved for treating opioid use disorder. The researchers defined a new episode of buprenorp...