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Development and Use of a New Opioid Overdose Surveillance System, 2016.

@article{McCormick2017DevelopmentAU,
  title={Development and Use of a New Opioid Overdose Surveillance System, 2016.},
  author={M. McCormick and Jennifer A Koziol and Kelly C. Sanchez},
  journal={Rhode Island medical journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={
          37-39
        }
}
Rhode Island is experiencing an epidemic of overdose deaths.1,2,4 Overdose deaths have occurred from illicit drugs, prescription medications, and combinations of both.2,3 Since 2011, overdose deaths have increased by almost one third. 3 At least 329 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, up 13 percent from 2015. 3 This public health crisis has affected the lives of men, women, and children, from all walks of life, and from communities all over the state. The Rhode Island Department of Health… Expand
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