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Years of Life Lost and Fatal Drug Overdoses

Researchers used vital statistics data to examine whether increases in mortality rates and years of potential life lost among midlife non-Hispanic whites from 1999 to 2015 are associated with increases in fatal overdoses.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams.

Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Importance of Naloxone

In a statement released today, Surgeon General, Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, said, “It is time to make sure more people have access to this lifesaving medication, because 77 percent of opioid overdose deaths occur outside of a medical setting and more than half occur at home.”

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