A large study identified 10 predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain, which can help clinicians engage in shared decision-making with patients.
The rise in fentanyl/stimulant fatalities constitutes the “fourth wave” in the US’s long-running opioid overdose crisis – the death toll from which continues to rise.
Men were significantly more vulnerable than women to overdose deaths involving opioid and stimulant drugs in 2020–2021.
- Health & Wellness
Overdose Deaths Involving Buprenorphine Did Not Proportionally Increase with New Flexibilities in Prescribing
These data provide evidence that may help to inform buprenorphine prescribing policies.
- Mental Health & Well-Being
At the same time as COVID-19 has claimed more than 600,000 lives across the US, drug overdose deaths across the nation reached unprecedented heights.
Opioid overdose deaths are caused by disrupted breathing, but the actual mechanism by which these drugs suppress respiration was not understood.
- Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Results of a national study show significant sex and age-based differences among youth and young adults who experience a non-fatal opioid overdose.