Friday, March 30, 2018

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Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl Causing Growing Number of Deaths
A growing number of drug overdose deaths are due to cocaine laced with fentanyl, NPR reports. Read More
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Expert: Large Percentage of Deaths by Drug Overdose May be Suicides
Between 25 and 45 percent of deaths by overdose may be suicides, according to the immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Association. Read More
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Opioid Overdoses Clustered in Poor Areas With Few Job Opportunities
Opioid overdoses are clustered in poor areas with few job opportunities, according to a new study. Read More
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Opioid Overdose Deaths are Undercounted: Study
Opioid-related overdose deaths are being undercounted by 20 to 35 percent, a new study concludes. Read More
Critics of New Medicare Rule on Opioids Say It May Harm Pain Patients
Critics say a new Medicare rule that would prevent payment for long-term, high-dose opioid prescriptions could harm pain patients, according to The New York Times. Read More
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