Articles – Safer Opioid Prescribing

“In Some States, More Die from Drugs than Car Crashes, CDC Says”

An article published by Join Together highlighting the latest CDC report.  In sixteen states (NC not among them) drug related fatalities now outnumber motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental death.  Most of these fatalities are a result of overdoses, usually opioid analgesics.

National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief: Increase in Fatal Poisonings Involving Opioid Analgesics in the US, 1999-2006

The latest report from the CDC shows a drastic increase in drug related fatalities.

“Give Us Your Drugs, County Officials Say
An article published by Join Together focusing on a community campaign by county officials in New York in an effort to battle rising abuse of prescription medications.

“New Advisory: Emerging Issues in the Use of Methadone”

An article published by Join Together discussing the increase in deaths related to methadone.


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