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August 31: Worldwide Overdose Consciousness Day

Greater than 64,000 individuals died from an unintentional drug overdose final 12 months, making it the main reason behind demise amongst People below 50. What’s irritating – and provides purpose for hope – is that these deaths are largely preventable and might be considerably decreased by implementing efficient, evidence-based drug insurance policies. In anticipation of Worldwide […]

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Could 11: Free Convention in Binghamton Will Discover Efficient Responses to Opioid Overdose in Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier

New York (Binghamton) –Opioid overdose charges have elevated all through New York State since 2006, and overdose is now the main explanation for unintended loss of life. Drug use has affected all communities throughout New York, however most of our drug coverage, schooling, and therapy companies, give attention to city areas. In actual fact:   […]

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Councilmember Levin Joins Activists in Civil Disobedience to Voice their Anger on the Mayor’s Silence on SCS to Stop Overdose Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Could 2, 2018   Photographs from at the moment’s motion (Credit score: Melissa Moore, Drug Coverage Alliance) Metropolis Councilmember Steve Levin and 10 activists have been arrested for blocking visitors on Broadway exterior Metropolis Corridor following a rally demanding that the Mayor launch the lengthy overdue Safer Consumption Areas (SCS) feasibility examine […]

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Monday: Trump Anticipated to Suggest Dying Penalty for Drug Offenses in Lengthy-Awaited Response to Overdose Disaster

Administration Embracing Discredited Drug Struggle Insurance policies Confirmed to Worsen Each Mass Incarceration and Overdose Deaths Assertion from DPA: As a substitute of Losing Assets on the Dying Penalty, Administration Ought to Concentrate on Steps That Work On Monday, President Trump is predicted to announce a plan for his administration’s response to opioid habit and overdose. […]

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Delaware is Uninterested in Dropping Its Residents to Overdose

Will Delaware’s new Senate Bill 111 help to improve state addiction services? Last year, 300 Delaware residents died from overdose. Compared to other states’ death tolls, that might not sound like much, but don’t let the numbers fool you. Since 2015, Delaware has seen a 35 percent increase in overdose fatalities. It’s also a significant […]

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New CDC Examine Finds Stunning Charges of Overdose Deaths

The drug overdose disaster is displaying no indicators of slowing down. A brand new examine from the CDC discovered that, in 2015, the age-adjusted fee of drug overdose deaths in the USA was greater than 2.5 occasions the speed in 1999. The speed in 2015 was 16.three deaths per 100,000, whereas the speed in 1999 […]

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State of the Union: President Trump Anticipated to Tackle Opioid Habit and Overdose

In tonight’s State of the Union, President Trump is extensively anticipated to deal with his administration’s response to opioid habit and overdose. Whereas Trump has repeatedly promised to prioritize opioid habit and overdose, going as far as to declare a nationwide public well being emergency, his administration has did not dedicate appropriate sources to the issue. […]

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Prescribing practices that enhance danger of opioid overdose

Concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use is prevalent and needs to be addressed, according to two recent studies. A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that the simultaneous use of opioids and benzodiazepines, primarily used to treat anxiety and insomnia, has been increasing over the past decade, despite well known risks of this combination.   […]

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