Category: International EM
Keywords: Opioids, overdose, injury, death (PubMed Search)
Posted: 1/18/2017 by Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD
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· Opioid deaths, such as from heroin and prescription opioids, are a major problem globally
· In the U.S., since 1999 overdose deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled.
o Almost half of opioid deaths involve a prescription opioid
· The most common drugs related to prescription opioid deaths are: