Trends in substances involved in polysubstance overdose fatalities in Maryland, USA 2003-2019 - Schneider KE, Nestadt PS, Shaw BR, Park JN.
BACKGROUND: The substances driving the overdose epidemic in the United States have changed over time. Since 2013, fentanyl-analogues have become the primary opioids driving the epidemic. Recently, polysubstance related deaths have come to the forefront of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Longitudinal opioid surveillance project involving toxicologic analysis of postmortem specimens from 9 counties in Michigan suggests the discovery of new high-intensity drug trafficking areas - Stevens C, Li T, Ton E, Zou J, Douglas E, Jones P.
Acetyl fentanyl (AF) is a Schedule I fentanyl analog that has been increasingly seen in heroin and fentanyl polydrug toxicity overdoses in Michigan (MI). Drug users are often unaware of the presence of AF in their drugs because it is often sold mixed into ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Overdose Deaths Have Soared During COVID - 19 Pandemic
Increase largely driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl and other synthetic opioids (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

AP sources: Tool behind crackdown on opioids could expire
The Biden administration has been slow-walking the extension of a legislative order that would keep in place a sweeping tool that’s helped federal agents crack down on drugs chemically similar to fentanyl (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says
The latest numbers surpass even the yearly tolls during the height of the opioid epidemic and mark a reversal of progress against addiction in recent years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Addiction (Psychology) Buprenorphine (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Deaths (Fatalities) Fentanyl Methamphetamines Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Native Americans Centers for Disease Control a Source Type: news

A toxicologist ’s testimony challenged claims by Derek Chauvin’s lawyer that George Floyd overdosed on fentanyl
Dr. Daniel Isenschmid said that intoxicated driving suspects who used fentanyl often had higher levels of the drug in their blood than... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Navigating post-eviction drug use amidst a changing drug supply: a spatially-oriented qualitative study of overlapping housing and overdose crises in Vancouver, Canada - McNeil R, Fleming T, Collins AB, Czechaczek S, Mayer S, Boyd J.
BACKGROUND: North American cities are experiencing intersecting housing and overdose crises as illicit drug markets become marked by the proliferation of fentanyl and methamphetamine. Despite recent research documenting associations between evictions and d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Former Roanoke-Area EMS Worker Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Fentanyl and Hydromorphone
FDA OCI, Jeffery Leedy, emergency medical services, Roanoke County Emergency Medical Services, tampering, fentanyl, hydromorphone, Central Lynchburg General Hospital, vial, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 26, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Evaluation of fentanyl test strip distribution in two Mid-Atlantic syringe services programs - Park JN, Frankel S, Morris M, Dieni O, Fahey-Morrison L, Luta M, Hunt D, Long J, Sherman SG.
BACKGROUND: Fentanyl test strip (FTS) programs are designed to promote fentanyl awareness and reduce overdose risk by providing people who use drugs (PWUD) with a method of testing drugs for the presence of fentanyl prior to use. In 2018, two large syringe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Recovery center asks businesses to help it battle rising addiction rates
The pandemic has increased the number of people in need of help, including rising abuse of fentanyl. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news

harp reductions in costs of producing cannabis, fentanyl likely to spur widespread changes in use, dependence
(Carnegie Mellon University) A new analysis explores the effects of these changes on use. The analysis concludes that sharp declines in production costs for cannabis and opioids could dramatically reduce the price per dose for consumers in ways that alter patterns of use and dependence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lockdowns Tied to Temporary Drops in Illicit Drug Seizures
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Seizures of illegal drugs fell sharply in the United States during early COVID-19 lockdowns, but spiked once stay-at-home orders eased. Researchers studied seizures of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nurse Pleads Guilty to Swapping Saline for Fentanyl Nurse Pleads Guilty to Swapping Saline for Fentanyl
A former Yale fertility nurse admitted to replacing painkillers with saline, knowing it would cause patients harm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Investigating the chemical impurity profiles of fentanyl preparations and precursors to identify chemical attribution signatures for synthetic method attribution - Ovenden SPB, McDowall LJ, McKeown HE, McGill NW, Jones OAH, Pearson JR, Petricevic M, Rogers ML, Rook TJ, Williams J, Webster RL, Zanatta SD.
From an analytical chemistry standpoint, determining the chemical attribution signatures (CAS) of synthetic reaction mixtures is an impurity profiling exercise. Identifying and understanding the impurity profile and CAS of these chemical agents would allow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Fentanyl Vials Intended for Patients at Fertility Clinic
FDA OCI, Donna Monticone, Oxford CT, tampering, fertility clinic, fentanyl, theft, personal use, diluted vials, saline, nursing license, surrendered, injected self, prescription drugs, consumer protection, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 2, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Phoenix family discovers 5,000 fentanyl pills inside daughter's thrift store toy
The child's parents were cleaning the Glo Worm doll when they found a sandwich bag filled with the drugs, according to police. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Onsolis (fentanyl buccal)
Title: Onsolis (fentanyl buccal)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal spray
Title: Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal sprayCategory: MedicationsCreated: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Trends and geographic patterns in drug and synthetic opioid overdose deaths - United States, 2013-2019 - Mattson CL, Tanz LJ, Quinn K, Kariisa M, Patel P, Davis NL.
Deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (synthetic opioids), which largely consist of illicitly manufactured fentanyl; psychostimulants with abuse potential (e.g., methamphetamine); and cocaine have increased in recent years, particularly s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mexico ’s poor have little luck obtaining opioids intended for palliative care
If you ’re poor and terminally ill in southern Mexico, there’s far less chance you’ll get the painkillers you need for palliative care than your cousins in more prosperous regions, particularly those pharmacy-rich areas along Mexico–U.S. border, say UCLA researchers and colleagues who studied opioi d dispensing levels across the country.What ’s more, the researchers’ paper in the journalThe Lancet Public Health suggests it ’s likely that some of the opioids intended for Mexican citizens are ending up in American pockets.Despite a Mexican government initiative launched in 2015 to im...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Supervisory Paramedic Sentenced for Tampering with Drug Vials
FDA OCI, Michael Greenhaw, Arab AL, 51 months, prison, guilty plea, tampering, vials, fentanyl citrate, supervisory paramedic, First Response Ambulance Service, Decatur AL, syringe, saline, replacement, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 10, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

OWN host Dr. Laura Berman warns parents about opioid crisis following teen son's apparent fentanyl overdose
Relationship expert and OWN TV host Dr. Laura Berman is issuing a warning to parents of adolescents about the alarming and growing rate... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine May Blunt Effects of Deadly Synthetic Opioids Vaccine May Blunt Effects of Deadly Synthetic Opioids
New experimental vaccines could stop the worst effects of synthetic fentanyl and carfentanil, two drugs that have been major drivers of the opioid epidemic in the U.S., according to a new study.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Increasing presence of xylazine in heroin and/or fentanyl deaths, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010-2019 - Johnson J, Pizzicato L, Johnson C, Viner K.
Reports from active drug users state that xylazine, the veterinary tranquilliser, has been increasing in the illicit drug supply in Philadelphia. To describe trends and characteristics of unintentional deaths from heroin and/or fentanyl overdose with xylaz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine blunts the deadliest of synthetic opioids
(Scripps Research Institute) As the opioid epidemic raged on with an even greater force during COVID-19, the Scripps Research laboratory of chemist Kim Janda, PhD, has been working on new therapeutic interventions that may be able to prevent the bulk of deaths from opioid overdose. Janda and his team have developed experimental vaccines that have shown in rodents to blunt the deadly effects of fentanyl as well as its even more fatal cousin, carfentanil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Philadelphia, an Animal Tranquilizer Is Driving Deadly Rise in Opioid ODs
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Philadelphia is seeing a surge in overdose fatalities involving heroin and/or fentanyl plus an animal tranquilizer not approved for human use, according to a new study. The tranquilizer -- called xylazine -- is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An Animal Tranquilizer Is Now Linked To One In Three Overdoses In Philadelphia
The vet tranquilliser, xylazine, is now implicated in almost a third of fatal overdoses involving heroin and/or fentanyl in Philadelphia, reveals research published online in the journal Injury Prevention. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Misha Gajewski, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Lifestyle /lifestyle Vices /vices Source Type: news

Consumer discernment of fentanyl in illicit opioids confirmed by fentanyl test strips: lessons from a syringe services program in North Carolina - Zibbell JE, Peiper NC, Duhart Clarke SE, Salazar ZR, Vincent LB, Kral AH, Feinberg J.
BACKGROUND: The United States (U.S.) continues to witness an unprecedented increase in opioid overdose deaths driven by precipitous growth in the supply and use of illicitly-manufactured fentanyls (IMF). Fentanyl's growing market share of the illicit opioi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

Sixth national summary report for NHS Benchmarking Network's Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation project finds almost a third of hospitals report'complete outages' of medicines during COVID-19 pandemic, Pharmaceutical Journal
Data from 98 NHS trusts in England showed that some trusts experienced shortages of first-line critical care medicines, atracurium, cistracurium, and propofol. Other drugs listed as being in short supply included noradrenaline, fentanyl, lorazepam and midazolam. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imagining a fentanyl future: some consequences of synthetic opioids replacing heroin - Reuter P, Pardo B, Taylor J.
For nearly a century heroin has dominated the illegal opioid trade. The global supply of heroin is estimated to generate tens of billions of dollars in revenues a year and its illegal use has long been the source of many societal harms. The arrival of inex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The fentanyl phase of the opioid epidemic in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States - Deo VS, Gilson TP, Kaspar C, Singer ME.
Since late 2014, fentanyl has become the major driver of opioid mortality in the United States. However, a descriptive analysis of fentanyl victims is limited. We studied the 2016 fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths and compared them to previously studie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Geospatial and temporal associations between increases in opioid deaths, socioeconomics, and rates of sexually transmitted infections in the northeast United States 2012-2017 - Drewes MR, Jones J, Christiansen EN, Wilson JP, Allen B, Sloan CD.
With the introduction of fentanyl to illegal markets in 2013 and an overall rise in rates of synthetic opioid use, opioid-related deaths have increased significantly. A similar trend has been observed for sexually transmitted infections, homicides, and p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evidence of increased Fentanyl use during the COVID-19 pandemic among opioid agonist treatment patients in Ontario, Canada - Morin KA, Acharya S, Eibl JK, Marsh DC.
BACKGROUND: Amid the opioid crisis, the health care system is restructuring to prevent and treat COVID-19. Individuals in opioid agonist treatment (OAT) are uniquely challenged because of disruption to treatment, medication diversion, and isolation durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New REMS Rules: FDA Gets Tougher on Fentanyl Prescribing New REMS Rules: FDA Gets Tougher on Fentanyl Prescribing
The FDA has announced new REMS requirements for transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl products to address'concerning'prescribing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Toughens REMS Requirements for Some Fentanyl Products FDA Toughens REMS Requirements for Some Fentanyl Products
The FDA has announced new REMS requirements for transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl products to address'concerning'prescribing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Takes Further Steps to Confront Opioid Crisis Through Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Programs
The FDA took further steps to strengthen the transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl (TIRF) REMS program with approval of modifications that which will ensure that the benefits of these drugs continue to outweigh the risks. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Cannabis use is associated with reduced risk of exposure to fentanyl among people on opioid agonist therapy during a community-wide overdose crisis - Socias ME, Choi JC, Lake S, Wood E, Valleriani J, Hayashi K, Kerr T, Milloy MJ.
BACKGROUND: The ongoing opioid overdose crisis is driven largely by exposure to illicitly-manufactured fentanyl. Preliminary observational and experimental research suggests that cannabis could potentially play a role in reducing use of prescription opioid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

Selectivity and sensitivity of urine fentanyl test strips to detect fentanyl analogues in illicit drugs - Bergh MSS, Øiestad ML, Baumann MH, Bogen IL.
We examined the ability of four comme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news