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Prevention of fatal opioid overdose
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association (2012)
  • Leo Beletsky, Northeastern University
Abstract

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 involves both medical and nonmedical opioid use. To date, federal government response has focused primarily on monitoring and securing the drug supply. This Viewpoint suggests various steps necessary to support a more comprehensive approach.

Publication Date
November 14, 2012
Citation Information
Leo Beletsky. "Prevention of fatal opioid overdose" JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 308 Iss. 18 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leo_beletsky/5/