Nonfatal drug and polydrug overdoses treated in emergency departments - 29 states, 2018-2019 - Liu S, Scholl L, Hoots B, Seth P.

The U.S. drug overdose epidemic continues to cause substantial morbidity and mortality. In 2017, 967,615 nonfatal drug overdoses were treated in emergency departments (EDs), a 4.3% increase from 2016 in all overdoses and a 3.1% increase in opioid-involved ...
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