The fentanyl epidemic in Estonia: opportunities for a comprehensive public health response - Uusk üla A, Jarlais DD, Vorobjov S.

Jo Kimber and colleagues have announced a public health crisis in response to the record number of drug-related overdoses in Scotland, England, and Wales. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl emerged in Estonia in 2003, and, within a year, replaced heroin a...
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BACKGROUND:Opioid overdoses have reached epidemic levels in the United States and have clustered in Northeastern and ?Rust Belt? states. Five Factor Model (FFM) personality traits also vary at the state level, with anger-prone traits clustered in the North...
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This article reconceptualizes our understanding of the opioid epidemic and proposes six strategies that address the epidemic's social roots. In order to successfully reduce drug-related mortality over the long term, policymakers and public he...
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