Emergency department visits involving nonmedical use of selected prescription drugs - United States, 2004-2008.

@article{2010EmergencyDV,
  title={Emergency department visits involving nonmedical use of selected prescription drugs - United States, 2004-2008.},
  author={},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2010},
  volume={59 23},
  pages={705-9}
}
  • Published 2010 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
Rates of overdose deaths involving prescription drugs increased rapidly in the United States during 1999-2006. However, such mortality data do not portray the morbidity associated with prescription drug overdoses. Data from emergency department (ED) visits can represent this morbidity and can be accessed more quickly than mortality data. To better understand recent national trends in drug-related morbidity, CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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