Health

The epidemic in the pandemic

Opioid overdose deaths have quietly accelerated in the past year, a fact overshadowed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CDC, more than 81,000 people died of a drug overdose in the 12 months ending in May ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Methamphetamine overdose deaths rise sharply nationwide

Methamphetamine overdose deaths surged in an eight-year period in the United States, according to a study published today in JAMA Psychiatry. The analysis revealed rapid rises across all racial and ethnic groups, but American ...

Health

CDC: Life expectancy for U.S. population increased in 2019

(HealthDay)—Life expectancy for the U.S. population increased in 2019, while the rate of drug overdose deaths increased from 2018 to 2019, according to two December data briefs published by the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Addiction

Overdose deaths from cocaine rising dramatically

(HealthDay)—While opioids were grabbing the headlines, cocaine overdose deaths in the United States have marched upward, nearly tripling over five years, a new government report shows.

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