Acetyl Fentanyl, a Novel Fentanyl Analog, Causes 14 Overdose Deaths in Rhode Island, March–May 2013

@article{Lozier2015AcetylFA,
  title={Acetyl Fentanyl, a Novel Fentanyl Analog, Causes 14 Overdose Deaths in Rhode Island, March–May 2013},
  author={Matthew J. Lozier and Molly Boyd and Christina Stanley and Laurie Ogilvie and Ewa King and Colleen Martin and Lauren W. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Medical Toxicology},
  year={2015},
  volume={11},
  pages={208-217}
}
From 2000 to 2011, the rate of death from unintentional drug poisoning in the USA more than doubled from 4.1 per 100, 000 to 10.6 per 100,000, respectively [1]. Further, from 1999 to 2011, drug overdose deaths involving opioids quadrupled from 4030 to 16,917 [1]. Nationally, since 2009, more people have died each year from drug poisoning than from motor vehicle crashes [1]. In fact, overdose is the leading cause of adult unintentional injury death in Rhode Island, which is one of 30 states… CONTINUE READING

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