Almost 72% of unclassified drug overdoses between 1999-2016 involved prescription opioids, heroin, or fentanyl. That's more than 99,000 additional deaths.
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"The basic records being kept are annual reports on the number of deaths from drug overdose. But that's only part of the picture."
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The closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, research finds.
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There's been a big rise in the number of teens taking and overdosing on benzodiazepines, common anti-anxiety medications.
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New findings on coming off opioids suggest "the policy recommendations intended to make opioid prescribing safer are not working as intended."
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Researchers are developing a wearable device, something like an insulin pump, to detect and treat opioid overdoses with naloxone.
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Safe consumption spaces, also called safe injection facilities and overdose prevention sites, attempt to reduce the harms of opioid use disorders.
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