Heroin

High Risk for Prescription Opioid, Heroin Overdose in Baby Boomer Generation

High Risk for Prescription Opioid, Heroin Overdose in Baby Boomer Generation

Individuals born between 1947 and 1964 have a significantly increased risk for prescription opioid overdose death and heroin overdose death, and those born from 1979 to 1992 also have an increased risk of heroin overdose death.

Prescription Opioid Crisis: Public Health Response in Pennsylvania

Prescription Opioid Crisis: Public Health Response in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania has adopted a multipronged approach to address the opioid crisis.

Preventing and Managing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Preventing and Managing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

The article reviews the epidemiology, clinical features, outcomes, prevention strategies, risk identification and management NAS.

Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids Linked With Heroin Use in Veterans

Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids Linked With Heroin Use in Veterans

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Out of 500 participants who initiated heroin use during the study period, more than 75% reported previous or current non-medical use of prescription opioid medications.

Here's How Clinicians Can Slow Down Rising Heroin Use Disorder

Here's How Clinicians Can Slow Down Rising Heroin Use Disorder

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A new report in the CDC's Vital Signs outlines key findings associated with heroin use disorders, including demographics and the need for comprehensive treatment strategies.

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