• Outreach program after opioid overdose decreases later overdose death

    15 days ago - By Healio

    Participation in an outreach program following a nonfatal opioid overdose was associated with lower risk for later overdose death, according to data published in JAMA Psychiatry.
    “In the 12 months ending in April 2021, there were 75,673 opioid deaths, mostly associated with fentanyl's presence in the illicit drug supply,” Ziming Xuan, ScD, SM, a professor in the department of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote of the U.S. opioid crisis.
    Expanded access to naloxone and medications for opioid use disorder, as well as
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