Suicides among opioid overdose deaths - Nestadt PS.
To the Editor Dr Olfson and colleagues1 examined trends in the rates of opioid-related mortality, stratified by intentionality. Concerns about whether a significant proportion of opioid overdose suicides have been misclassified, and therefore that the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicides among opioid overdose deaths-reply - Olfson M, Wall MM, Blanco C.
In Reply Dr Nestadt raises 3 concerns regarding our analysis of trends in the intent of overdose deaths involving opioids.1 His first concern is that suicides may have been misclassified. A prior estimate assumed that because 26.5% of opioid overdose v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Drug Overdose Death Rates, by State --- United States, 2018
In 2018, 23 states and DC had drug overdose death rates that were higher than the national rate of 20.7 per 100,000. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 16, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Brucellosis Cancer HPV-Associated Cancers Measles MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Oral Cancer Outbreaks Overdose Raw Milk (Unpasteurized Milk) Death Rates Source Type: news

New York nightlife venues recruited in effort to prevent overdoses due to fentanyl
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Bars and nightclubs are a promising site for efforts to increase awareness of the risk of opioid overdose due to fentanyl-laced cocaine, suggests a study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prescribing an overdose: A chapter in the opioid epidemic
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Research indicates that widespread opioid overprescribing contributed to the opioid epidemic. New research shows that this dangerous trend has apparently been coupled with another: inappropriate use of high-potency opioids. A multi-institution research collaboration led by Mayo Clinic published its findings Wednesday, April 15, in JAMA Network Open. The study showed that more [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - April 14, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Medication treatment and health care use among adolescents with opioid use disorder in Ohio - Chavez LJ, Bonny AE, Bradley KA, Lapham GT, Cooper J, Miller W, Chisolm DJ.
PURPOSE: The opioid epidemic impacts both adolescents and adults, and overdose deaths continue to rise. Two medication treatments (buprenorphine and naltrexone) are effective for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in office-based settings but are seldom pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Potential risks for children following opioid-related overdose death of a parent
(JAMA Network) Researchers examined changes in the use of mental health and human services among children in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, following the unexpected death of a parent because of an opioid-related overdose between 2002 and 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toxicological analysis unveiling the low rate of self-reporting of addictive/recreative substances in acute severe drug overdose cases - Al Alaywa K, Romain J, Le Beller C, Rapalen JH, Lamhaut L, Le Louet AL, Baud F.
This study aimed at defining the value of TA regarding the toxicological ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Advances in neuropathologic research of hypoglycemic brain damage caused by insulin overdose - Tong F, Yang Y, Liang Y, Lopsong TZ, Liu YL, Zhao SQ, He GL, Zhou YW.
The number of death from insulin overdose, including accidental poisoning, suicide and homicide, is increasing these years. The forensic diagnosis of death from insulin overdose is a tough task. Glucose is the main energy source of the brain. Therefore, hy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Twin epidemics: suicides and opiate overdoses are increasingly fueling our donor supply in transplantation - Goss M, Batra A, Vierling J, Rana A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Association of Medicare Part D benzodiazepine coverage expansion with changes in fall-related injuries and overdoses among Medicare advantage beneficiaries - Maust DT, Lin LA, Goldstick JE, Haffajee RL, Brownlee R, Bohnert ASB.
IMPORTANCE: Benzodiazepines, which are associated with safety-related harms for older adults, were not covered when the US Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit began. Coverage was extended to benzodiazepines in 2013. OBJECTIVE: To examine whet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nonfatal drug overdoses treated in emergency departments - United States, 2016-2017 - Vivolo-Kantor AM, Hoots BE, Scholl L, Pickens C, Roehler DR, Board A, Mustaquim D, Smith H, Snodgrass S, Liu S.
In 2017, drug overdoses caused 70,237 deaths in the United States, a 9.6% rate increase from 2016 (1). Monitoring nonfatal drug overdoses treated in emergency departments (EDs) is also important to inform community prevention and response activities. Analy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioids and suicide: opportunities for comprehensive prevention - Ranade R, Wunder J, Terzian M, Ungureanu I.
The opioid epidemic in the United States has garnered widespread attention and substantial investments in prevention over the last decade as the number of opioid overdoses rose exponentially. The age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths increased by 9.6% f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Determining the impact of the opioid crisis on a tertiary-care hospital in central New York to identify critical areas of intervention in the local community - Yadava SK, Thomas SJ, Riddell S, Wang D, Endy TP.
The objective of the study was to understand the epidemiology of hospitalizations related to a diagnosis of opi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

(Re)shaping the self: an ethnographic study of the embodied and spatial practices of women who use drugs - Collins AB, Boyd J, Czechaczek S, Hayashi K, McNeil R.
While gendered experiences of drug use have been well-established, understanding how women resist structures that constrain their agency is important for mitigating drug-related harms, especially as overdose has become North America's leading cause of acci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CDC: 2016 to 2017 Saw Increases in Nonfatal Overdoses
Nonfatal overdose rates significantly increased for all drug types except benzodiazepines (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: 2016 to 2017 Saw Increases in Nonfatal Overdoses
THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 -- From 2016 to 2017, there were increases in nonfatal drug overdoses, with significant increases for all drug types except those involving benzodiazepines, according to research published in the April 3 issue of the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The kids are all White: examining race and representation in news media coverage of opioid overdose deaths in Canada - Johnston G.
Problematic opioid use in Canada is on the rise, and opioid overdose deaths now number in the thousands each year. While opioids have long been responsible for overdoses among certain demographics of Canadians, such as drug users on Vancouver's notoriously... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nonfatal Drug Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments - United States, 2016-2017
In the United States, rates of nonfatal overdose visits to emergency departments increased from 2016 to 2017 for all drugs (4.3%), all opioids (3.1%), nonheroin opioids (3.6%), heroin (3.6%), and cocaine (32.9%), while rates of overdoses involving benzodiazepines decreased (5.2%). (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 2, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Overdose Opioids Source Type: news

Many People Treated for Opioid Overdose in Emergency Departments Die Within 1 Year
About 1 in 20 patients treated for a nonfatal opioid overdose in an emergency department died within 1 year of their visit, many within 2 days. Two-thirds of these deaths were directly attributed to subsequent opioid-related overdoses. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Treatment Research, Treatment, Treatment, relapse prevention, Aftercare Source Type: news

NIDA Director outlines potential risks to people who smoke and use drugs during COVID-19 pandemic
The precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose deaths is outlined in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of … (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Announcement, Health and Medical Professionals, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers, Tobacco, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Many People Treated for Opioid Overdose in Emergency Departments Die Within 1 Year
About 1 in 20 patients treated for a nonfatal opioid overdose in an emergency department died within 1 year of their visit, many within 2 days. Two-thirds of these deaths were directly attributed to subsequent opioid-related overdoses. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Treatment Research, Treatment, Treatment, relapse prevention, Aftercare Source Type: news

NIDA Director outlines potential risks to people who smoke and use drugs during COVID-19 pandemic
The precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose deaths is outlined in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of … (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Announcement, Health and Medical Professionals, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers, Tobacco, Addiction Science Source Type: news

NIDA Director outlines potential risks to people who smoke and use drugs during COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19: Courtesy of NIAID The precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose deaths is outlined in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 1, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Health and Medical Professionals, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers, Tobacco Source Type: news

A Drug Developed to Fight Ebola Could Hold Hope for Coronavirus Treatment
Last year, when I visited the town of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), people did not shake hands. Bottles of disinfectant and buckets of chlorinated water were at the entrance of every business. Misinformation spread across social networks and on news-sites, and treatment centers in the northeastern province of North Kivu were being attacked by armed militias. At the time, Beni was one of the centers of a devastating Ebola outbreak, the second most deadly in world history. According to the World Health Organization, almost 3,500 people were sickened by the virus, and more than 2,000 died, a case fatali...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicolas Niarchos Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal'Urgently Needed'Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal'Urgently Needed '
Opioid users who experience frequent withdrawal symptoms after short periods of nonuse are at high risk for overdose and syringe sharing. Buprenorphine can potentially prevent these risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Buproprion associated seizures following acute overdose: who develops late seizures - Offerman S, Gosen J, Thomas SH, Padilla-Jones A, Ruha AM, Levine M.
Objectives: Bupropion is an antidepressant that is commonly known to cause seizures in overdose. Because of concern for delayed onset of seizures, patients are frequently observed for prolonged periods after overdose. The primary objective is to eva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids
Adolescents and young adults with family members on prescription opioids are more than twice as likely as others to overdose on the pain medications themselves, a new study has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overdose risk among youth with family members prescribed opioids
In this study of 72,000 adolescents and young adults, higher risk of youth overdose was associated with exposure to family members with opioid prescriptions and young people's own opioid prescriptions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Continuous opioid monitoring along with nerve agents on a wearable microneedle sensor array - Mishra RK, Goud KY, Li Z, Moonla C, Mohamed MA, Tehrani F, Teymourian H, Wang J.
There are urgent needs for sensing devices capable of distinguishing between episodes of opioid overdose and nerve agent poisoning. This work presents a wearable microneedle sensor array for minimally invasive continuous electrochemical detection of opioid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Incidence and lethality of suicidal overdoses by drug class - Miller TR, Swedler DI, Lawrence BA, Ali B, Rockett IRH, Carlson NN, Leonardo J.
IMPORTANCE: Prior lethality analyses of suicide means have historically treated drug poisoning other than alcohol poisoning as a lumped category. Assessing risk by drug class permits better assessment of prevention opportunities. OBJECTIVE: To inve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

‘Managers are bringing tea to us’: inside the 111 service during COVID-19
Stella Quentin is a 111 call handler for the South East Coast ambulance service. In normal times, the 300 call handlers in Stella’s office take around two to three thousand calls a day. The severity of calls ranges from sore throats and coughs to people who have taken drug overdoses. A 111 call handler has to be ready to deal with whatever is on the other end of the phone. As COVID-19 has emerged, the volume of calls has doubled, with some days seeing 7,000 calls. “Normally, it’s quite a brutal place to work,” says Stella. “The pressure is constant and, as soon as you finish one call you have ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article ambulance ambulance service coronavirus coronavirus health workers Covid-19 Source Type: news

Can chloroquine really help treat coronavirus patients?
Although Trump ’s claim about the drug was false it might play a role in tackling the pandemicClaims by Donald Trump regarding the effectiveness against coronavirus of an anti-malarial drug untested against the disease have led to it being hoarded, as well as to at least one death in the US and a number of overdoses around the world.Trump called the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine potential “gamechangers” during a press conference last week, spurring a rush by some individuals – and even countries, includingAlgeria and Indonesia – to stockpile the drugs.India, meanwhile, has announced...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont and Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok Tags: Drugs Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Chloroquine: Trump's misleading claims spark hoarding and overdoses
President ’s comments on anti-malarial drug have led to at least one death as researchers warn against ‘off-label’ drug repurposingClaims by Donald Trump regarding the effectiveness against coronavirus of an anti-malarial drug untested against the disease have led to it being hoarded, as well as to at least one death in the US and a number of overdoses around the world.Trump called the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine potential “gamechangers” during a press conference last week, spurring a rush by some individuals – and even countries, includingAlgeria and Indonesia – to st...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont and Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok Tags: Drugs Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

County-level factors underlying opioid mortality in the United States - Langabeer JR, Chambers KA, Cardenas-Turanzas M, Champagne-Langabeer T.
This study's objectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid overdoses for recently incarcerated individuals: toxicology results and risk evaluations - Hegde P, Shreffler J, Knight S, Orthober R, Huecker M.
Background: The opioid epidemic continues to challenge the United States, fueled by illicitly manufactured fentanyl. All stakeholders involved in fighting the opioid epidemic, from medical providers to policy makers, will benefit from understanding ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pharmacy on-site overdose protocols and prevention of overdose - Green TC, Soipe A, Baloy B, Burstein D, Xuan Z, Tapper A, Walley AY, Case P, Bratberg J, Baird J.
Background: Opioid overdose is a preventable injury leading to high morbidity and premature mortality in communities across the United States. Overdoses take place where people use drugs, including commercial and public locations like community phar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Variation in adult outpatient opioid prescription dispensing by age and sex - United States, 2008-2018 - Schieber LZ, Guy GP, Seth P, Losby JL.
In 2017, prescription opioids were involved in 36% of opioid-involved overdose deaths in the United States (1). Prescription opioids can be obtained by prescription or through diversion (the channeling of regulated drugs from legal to illegal sources) (2).... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Monitoring ED Visits During a Cannabinoid Overdose Outbreak Monitoring ED Visits During a Cannabinoid Overdose Outbreak
Syndromic surveillance data was used to track ED visits related to a synthetic cannabinoid overdose outbreak. What did we learn?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Use and Potential Adverse Effects of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
Source: American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT). Published: 3/25/2020. This one-hour, three-minute webinar, part of the Medical and Public Health Considerations of COVID-19 webinar series, features leading medical toxicologists and experts in the care of poisoned patients who discuss the use of, and potential adverse effects with, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as physicians consider these therapies to treat patients with COVID-19; the current use of these drugs for COVID-19 in France; and the potential adverse effects when used for therapeutic purposes, in excessive doses, and in overdose. (Video or Multimedia)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug and opioid-involved overdose deaths - United States, 2017-2018 - Wilson N, Kariisa M, Seth P, Smith H, Davis NL.
Of the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2017, approximately two thirds (47,600) involved an opioid (1). In recent years, increases in opioid-involved overdose deaths have been driven primarily by deaths involving synthetic opioids other ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid Withdrawal Raises Health Risks for Injection Drug Users: Study
MONDAY, March 23, 2020 -- Having opioid withdrawal symptoms increases the odds that injection drug users will share needles or have a non-fatal overdose, new research suggests. For the study, the researchers questioned more than 800 injection drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PTSD and opioid use: implications for intervention and policy - Dahlby L, Kerr T.
BACKGROUND: North America remains in the midst of an escalating opioid overdose epidemic, largely driven by the influx of synthetic opioids such a fentanyl and related analogues. High rates of mental illness among substance-using populations have been well... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A Modest Decline in Opioid Overdose Deaths in the United States—Based on Preliminary Data
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 21, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

"A blessing and a curse:" opioid users' perspectives on naloxone and the epidemic of opioid overdose - Kline A, Mattern D, Cooperman N, Dooley-Budsock P, Williams JM, Borys S.
Background: To address the alarming rise in opioid overdose deaths, states have increased public access to the overdose reversal medication, naloxone. While some studies suggest that increased naloxone accessibility reduces opioid overdose deaths, o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

2017 to 2018 Saw Drop in Overdose Death Rates Involving Opioids
FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 -- From 2017 to 2018, there were decreases in overdose death rates involving all opioids, prescription opioids, and heroin, while rates involving synthetic opioids increased, according to research published in the March 20... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Data on US Opioid Overdose Deaths New Data on US Opioid Overdose Deaths
Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids and heroin declined from 2017 to 2018, while deaths involving synthetic opioids increased, according to the latest federal data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid, heroin overdose deaths drop by 4% in the U.S., CDC says
Overall overdose death rates across the country dropped by 4.1 percent from 2017 to 2018, with heroin- and prescription opioid-related deaths falling by 4 and 13.5 percent, according to the latest government figures. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed Identification of Infants Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Minnesota, 2012-2016
Using the findings from this report to develop public health initiatives that target certain populations could improve timely identification, reduce the risk for language delay, and enhance outcomes in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Hearing Loss Hearing Loss in Children Hearing Loss, Occupational MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Overdose Pain management Prescription Drug Abuse Synthetic Opioids Source Type: news

Variation in Adult Outpatient Opioid Prescription Dispensing by Age and Sex - United States, 2008-2018
Efforts to improve opioid prescribing need to consider the unique needs of women and older adults while using multimodal approaches to pain management. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Overdose Pain management Prescription Drug Abuse Synthetic Opioids Source Type: news