Drug overdose: New insights, innovative surveillance, and promising interventions


In New York City, where we work, fatalities due to drug abuse, primarily overdose deaths, in 2000 accounted for 924 deaths. This was an increase from a low of 729 deaths in 1999, which followed a steady decline from 1,082 deaths in 1996. Of 638,484 drug-related emergency department visits reported in the United States in 2001, more than 5% took place in New… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jurban/jtg021