Medications

Fentanyl-linked deaths: The opioid epidemic's third wave

Men are dying after opioid overdoses at nearly three times the rate of women in the United States. Overdose deaths are increasing faster among black and Latino Americans than among whites. And there's an especially steep ...

Medications

Overdose deaths from fentanyl soaring: report

(HealthDay)—The number of Americans dying from overdoses of the powerful narcotic fentanyl rose 12-fold in recent years, health officials reported Thursday.

Medications

Study links cardiac arrests to opioid overdoses

An increasing proportion of all cardiac arrests occurring outside of the hospital are related to drug overdoses, according to a new study conducted by two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix students.

Medications

Opioid crisis brings concerns about heart dangers

Dan Willard doesn't remember a thing from those fateful 48 hours. Not what happened to the 32 pills of prescribed painkiller—nor how his daughter dragged his body from the chair to the floor so she could follow the emergency ...

Medications

'Cascade of Care' framework aims to reduce opioid deaths

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for individuals under the age of 50, as the opioid epidemic continues unabated. One reason is that the majority of the estimated 2.4 million Americans with opioid use disorder ...

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