Illicit fentanyl, carfentanil could be fueling opioid deaths

New research in Ohio links increasing presence of prescription painkillers fentanyl and carfentanil in drug seizures by law enforcement with a rise in opioid-overdose deaths in the state.
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(Michigan State University) The US opioid epidemic is still raging -- it's particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities in Michigan and across the Rust Belt. But the effectiveness of efforts to provide treatment and recovery options to those who need it most -- that is, in locations with the greatest number of deaths from opioid overdose -- has been unclear.
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Police investigators are looking into drug overdoses as a potential cause of death among some of the nine students who have died this semester at the University Southern California
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Nov 19, 2019. Wytheville Community College, Grayson Hall, Wytheville, VA. Sponsored by Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps
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After nearly two decades of mounting drug overdose deaths in the US, driven by the opioid epidemic, an estimated 1.8% fewer people died of overdoses in April 2019 than did in April 2018, the CDC says.
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Having a concussion within the past year may raise the risk of suicidal ideation and behavior in high school students, according to astudy in theJournal of Affective Disorders.Dale S. Mantey, M.P.A., of the University of Texas School of Public Health and colleagues used data from more than 13,000 respondents in grades 9 through 12 who participated in the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS). The national YRBSS is conducted every two years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth a...
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(JAMA Network) A randomized   clinical trial in Australia tested whether a dose of   naloxone administered through the nose was as effective as the same dose delivered by injection to reverse opioid overdose as measured by the need for a rescue dose delivered by injection 10 minutes after the initial treatment.
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(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study in the journal Addiction that uncovers several risk factors associated with postpartum opioid overdose.
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Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Spatial and Spatio-temporal EpidemiologyAuthor(s): Yusuf Ransome, S.V. Subramanian, Dustin T. Duncan, Daivid Vlahov, Joshua WarrenAbstractDrug- and alcohol-poisoning deaths remain current public health problems. Studies to date have typically focused on individual-level predictors of drug overdose deaths, and there remains a limited understanding of the spatiotemporal patterns and predictors of the joint outcomes. We use a hierarchical Bayesian spatiotemporal multivariate Poisson regression model on data from (N=167) ZIP-codes between 2009 and 2014 in New York City...
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In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of overdoses that involve a psychostimulant, such as methamphetamine, cocaine, or prescription. In response to growing rates of stimulant misuse, addiction, and overdose, stakeholders across the U.S. health care system are working to implement strategies designed to ensure that patients with
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BACKGROUND: Research on adolescent heroin use has focused on national surveillance, access, prevalence of use, and overdose deaths, however, to our knowledge, no study has examined local-level differences in the prevalence of adolescent heroin use in the c...
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