CDC reports more than 100,000 overdose deaths in 1-year period

CDC reports more than 100,000 overdose deaths in 1-year period

For the first time, provisional data from the CDC showed that more than 100,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses in a 12 – month period.In this guest editorial, Lewis Nelson, MD, a Healio Primary Care Peer Perspective Board member, a professor and chair in the department of emergency medicine and director of the division of medical toxicology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a former chair of the FDA’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee, discusses the drug overdose epidemic in the U.S.The trajectory of overdose deaths in this country has beenRead More

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