Tag: opioid overdose

A Quarter of Mass. Opioid Deaths Are in Construction

From The Boston Globe: " report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that nearly a quarter of overdose deaths in a five-year period occurred...

Greed Disguised as Science: How a Multitude of Factors Led to...

Opioids are now the leading cause of mortality from overdose, accounting for 91 deaths every day. The context and key players that created and contributed to the opioid epidemic must be brought into sharp focus if we are to have any hope of stemming the tide of this public health crisis.

Powerful Opioid Suspected in 10-year-old Miami Boy’s Death

From STAT: A 10-year-old boy from Miami recently died from a fentanyl overdose, becoming one of the youngest victims of the opioid crisis. Article →­

Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Increase with Overdose Deaths

A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health calls for policy level interventions to reduce the use of benzodiazepines, drugs commonly prescribed...