Prevention of fatal opioid overdose.

@article{Beletsky2012PreventionOF,
  title={Prevention of fatal opioid overdose.},
  author={Leo Beletsky and Josiah D. Rich and Alexander Y. Walley},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={308 18},
  pages={1863-4}
}
OPIOID OVERDOSE IS A BURGEONING PUBLIC HEALTH crisis, accounting for at least 16 000 deaths annually in the United States. Opioid overdose occurs across sex, ethnic, age, and geographic strata and involvesbothmedicalandnonmedicalopioiduse.Todate, federal government response has focused primarily on monitoringandsecuringthedrugsupply. ThisViewpointsuggestsvariousstepsnecessarytosupportamorecomprehensiveapproach. During the time it typically takes some overdoses to turn fatal, it is possible to… CONTINUE READING
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