Tag Archives: drug overdoses

To Prevent Overdose Deaths, Buprenorphine Policy Must Change

by Oxiris Barbot, MD This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. New York City successfully bent the curve of overdose deaths in 2018 for the first time in almost a decade. Still, 1,444 people died of drug overdose, leaving behind families and loved ones. The tragedy of this epidemic is

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The Opioid Epidemic: Where Do the Numbers Stand and Where Can We Focus Our Efforts? A Video and Interview

JPHMP presents Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach, a new series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. This month’s post includes a video depicting the current status of the opioid epidemic, with an estimated 1.6 million more people

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