U.S. overdose deaths hit an all-time high
November 18, 2021
Fentanyl and methamphetamine are contributing to rising numbers of fatalities, federal officials say.
Fentanyl-related deaths show strong regional pattern
November 12, 2019
Overdose death rates for cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl are high in the East and low in the West.
Only 1.5% of individuals at high risk of opioid overdose receive naloxone
May 3, 2019
“Clinicians can address this gap by regularly prescribing naloxone to eligible patients.”
Report calls for focus on ‘subpopulations’ to fight opioid epidemic
March 27, 2019
“Methadone, buprenorphine, and extended-release naltrexone ... save lives” but most people with OUD get no treatment, new report says.
Synthetic opioids drive spike in U.S. fatal drug overdoses
January 4, 2019
Spurned by physicians, more users seem to be turning to street drugs that contain fentanyl and similar substances.
Coagulopathy outbreak underscores danger of synthetic cannabinoids
September 26, 2018
Four patients died after developing spontaneous intracranial bleeding.