The rapidly changing US illicit drug market and the potential for an improved early warning system: evidence from Ohio drug crime labs - Rosenblum D, Unick J, Ciccarone D.

BACKGROUND: The US has seen a rapid increase in synthetic opioid-related overdose deaths. We investigate Ohio, a state with one of the highest overdose death rates in 2017 and substantial numbers of deaths related to fentanyl, carfentanil, and other fentan...
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BACKGROUND: The continued toll of opioid-related overdoses has motivated efforts to expand availability of naloxone to persons at high risk of overdose, with 2016 federal guidance encouraging clinicians to co-prescribe naloxone to patients with increased o...
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In this study, we sought to determine risk and protective factors associated with rOD. METHODS: I...
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OBJECTIVE: Drug overdoses among men have historically outnumbered those among women by a large margin. Yet, U.S. research on the first wave of the opioid epidemic involving prescription opioids has found women to be at increased risk. The current study con...
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OBJECTIVE: In academic settings around the world, there is a resurgence of interest in using psychedelic substances for the treatment of addictions, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and other diagnoses. This case series describes the med...
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CONCLUSIONS: There appear to be unpredictable, positive sequelae that ranged from improvements in mental illness symptoms to reduction in physical pain and morphine withdrawal symptoms. Also, an LSD overdose while in early pregnancy did not appear to cause harm to the fetus. PMID: 32048609 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Overdose deaths seem to have returned to a historically familiar pattern of dominance by younger males. Our findings suggest the gender-age distribution in deaths to specific opioid types must be considered for effective intervention. PMID: 32048603 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
Drug overdoses, especially those involving opioid analgesics, are on the rise. Psychiatrist Lloyd Sederer talks to Medscape about which addiction treatment strategies work.Columbia University Psychiatry
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news
Rising exposure to Fentanyl and Fentanyl + is causing both intentional and unintentional effects. Besides the increasing number of overdoses and deaths from these toxic substances, there are risks for many others such as first responders in law enforcement...
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Conclusions: Comorbidities such as chronic hypertension and kidney failure were less frequent than in patients with other PRES etiologies. Imaging analysis did not highlight a specific pattern for poisoning-induced PRES. Although less described, PRES in the context of poisoning, which shares most of the clinical and radiological characteristics of other etiologies, is not to be ignored.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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