As it did not seem possible to predefine in questionnaire format all of the issues that might have a bearing on overdose
incidents, semi-structured interviews were chosen as the main data-collection technique.
Opioids were involved in two-thirds of all overdose
deaths in 2016.
Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, are now responsible for more overdose
deaths than either heroin or prescription opioids, with over 20,000 synthetic opioid overdose
deaths in 2016.
In 2016, heroin was the second-leading cause of American overdose
deaths, after synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to statistics from the U.
It's an attempt to utilize an evidence-based, data-driven approach to reduce the overdose
Caption: Opioid overdose
deaths testing positive for fentanyl analogues
CDC researchers examined opioid overdose
deaths from July 1 to December 31, 2016, in 10 states: Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Prescription drug misuse and overdose
is a complex problem which requires a comprehensive, multifaceted solution, which you have recognized," APHA and the other advocates said.
However, while well accepted, the accidental overdose
hypothesis might not tell the entire story.
Each day, police departments review all reported overdose
death reports for the previous 24-hour period and determine where follow-up is necessary.
The trend in unintentional drug overdose
deaths seems to have changed around 1990 and again around 2000 (figure 1).
On August 18, 2016, CHHD requested assistance from BPH to investigate the opioid overdose
outbreak in Cabell County and conducted a retrospective public health investigation to characterize the outbreak and improve public health response.
US-based personalized risk prediction algorithms specialist Venebio Group's risk-screening tool for opioid overdose
, Venebio Opioid Advisor, is now commercially available nationwide following the conclusion of its pilot phase, the company said.
Government organizations and boards of education often face barriers when organizing workshops dealing with the opioid overdose
crisis, she said.
Nearly two-thirds of overdose
deaths were linked to opioids.