Tag Archives: Overdoses

Opioid Crisis Study Finds Number Of Fatal Overdoses Actually Higher Than Officially Reported

The nation’s current opioid crisis may be worse than previously thought. According to a researcher at the University of Virginia, the number of overdose deaths from opioids is likely much higher than what is being reported. After reviewing thousands of death certificates issued between 2008 and 2014, Dr. Christopher Ruhm discovered deaths from opioids are 24 percent higher than current ...

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Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Out Of Control In One Pennsylvania County

Synthetic marijuana is being blamed for nearly 160 overdoses over seven days in one Pennsylvania county. Between July 7 and July 14, Lancaster County emergency personnel responded to 115 calls to 911 related to synthetic marijuana or K2 overdoses, with many of the calls involving multiple victims. According to first responders, the 158 synthetic marijuana overdose patients ranged in ages ...

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1 In Every 4 Drug Overdoses Are From Heroin, Study Shows

Opioids are still, it appears, the prime killer drugs in the United States. A recent report released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that almost 25% of all drug overdoses in the year 2015 were caused by Heroin, CNN reports. In contrast, only 6% of all overdoses in 1999 were related to Heroin. The report released on ...

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Opioid Overdoses Kill More People Than Guns, CDC Reports A 72 Percent Increase In Deaths

Nationwide, the number of overdose deaths from synthetic opioids surged 72 percent from 2014 to 2015. According to new data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 states reported significant jumps in overdose deaths from heroin and prescription painkiller abuse. “Too many Americans are feeling the devastation of the opioid crisis either from misuse of prescription ...

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