• The five-year study, which begins June 1, will examine the effectiveness of San Diego Sheriff's deputies administering the nasal spray drug, naloxone, to overdose victims prior to the arrival of paramedics. (ucsd.edu)
  • This is the first research project to investigate if having law enforcement officers equipped with naloxone and trained to refer victims to drug rehabilitation will encourage more people to call 911 and receive treatment," said Peter Davidson, PhD, lead study author and assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. (ucsd.edu)
  • Naloxone is used to treat opiate overdoses, such as heroin, morphine and oxycodone. (ucsd.edu)
  • The new study is an extension of a 2014 San Diego County Sheriff's Department pilot project in which deputies in Santee were trained to use naloxone and refer revived victims to the McAlister Institute, a county-wide drug treatment provider. (ucsd.edu)
  • During that six-month pilot, 83 deputies were trained and naloxone was used 12 times, with deputies referring nine victims to drug treatment. (ucsd.edu)
  • The use of naloxone to prevent opiate overdoses has saved many lives already. (ucsd.edu)
  • Drug Researchers' Roundtable: Naloxone as a Technology of Solidarity in the. (eventbrite.com)
  • T-shirts sport the slogan "Keep Calm and Carry Naloxone," "HERO" bracelets signal that the wearer carries Take-Home Naloxone, and Overdose Awareness Day pins commemorate the sense that overdose deaths are an urgent problem the world over. (eventbrite.com)
  • We are seeing people die with a naloxone kit open beside then, and they haven't had time to use it," said Lisa Lapointe, B.C.'s Chief Coroner, referring to the overdose treatment that has been made widely available. (oakbaynews.com)
  • Health Minister Terry Lake said kits containing an overdose treatment called naloxone have been made available to paramedics, firefighters and police, but the alarming rise in cases means more action is needed. (interior-news.com)
  • More than 250 naloxone kits that can reverse overdoses have been distributed in Surrey since the recent spike in overdoses. (agassizharrisonobserver.com)
  • Successfully trained individuals will receive a certificate allowing them to obtain a prescription for naloxone (Narcan®), a life-saving medication that can quickly restore the breathing of a person who has overdosed on heroin or prescription opioid pain medication like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl or methadone. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • Participants in the training will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose, the importance of calling 9-1-1 in medical emergencies, as well as how to administer naloxone and care for someone until emergency help arrives. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • In fact, there is a specific and reliable antidote to opioid overdoses, in the form of the opioid antagonist naloxone (Narcan)- when injected intravenously or even simply subcutaneously, naloxone rapidly reverses the stupor and apnea characteristic of overdose. (conradseitz.com)
  • Autoinjectors containing naloxone are a lifesaving treatment for opioid overdoses that can be successfully administered by untrained persons, and have been distributed to many big-city paramedic ambulances as well as to fire department personnel. (conradseitz.com)
  • The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (drugs such as fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, and tramadol) doubled between 2015 and 2016, from 3.1 to 6.2 per 100,000, the report said. (abcactionnews.com)
  • The CDC report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association , details the alarming increase in the number of overdose deaths from opioids, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, and benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, which made up the vast majority of prescription drug overdoses. (everydayhealth.com)
  • But in order to cut addiction rates, Jones says, it's important for doctors to cut back on prescribing opioids and similar drugs, and to help educate patients so they understand that the pills can be addictive. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The isolation of drug users, and the likely introduction of even more lethal synthetic opioids into the street drug supply, contributed to 128 B.C. overdose deaths in November, provincial health officials said Monday. (oakbaynews.com)
  • About 86 percent of the deaths involved opioids, which include heroin and prescription drugs. (wcbcradio.com)
  • Mixing opioids with downers or opioids with uppers puts you at higher risk of overdose. (agassizharrisonobserver.com)
  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene statistics show state overdose deaths from prescription opioids continues to rise. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • From January to September 2016, there were 317 prescription opioids overdose deaths, up from 270 in 2015. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • Due to the progressive nature of this issue, a statewide strategy for reducing overdose deaths related to pharmaceutical opioids and heroin called the Overdose Response Program (ORP) . (medstarstmarys.org)
  • Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powerful pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin ® ), hydrocodone (Vicodin ® ), codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and many others utilized for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • Repeated administration of opioid drugs (prescription or heroin) can cause the production of endogenous opioids (growing from within), which accounts in part for the discomfort that ensues when the drugs are discontinued, better known as withdrawal. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • In another report issued Thursday, the center drilled down into drug overdose deaths between 1999 and 2016. (abcactionnews.com)
  • Officials said there were 63,600 overdose deaths in 2016. (abcactionnews.com)
  • The report also identified the areas with the highest rates of drug overdoses in 2016: West Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. (abcactionnews.com)
  • Founded in January 2016, DPA's Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) works to bridge the divide between research and effective drug policies. (eventbrite.com)
  • Deaths from those drugs during the same time period more than doubled, rising to 1,656 in 2016 from 726 in 2015. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • An early release on December 16, 2016, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that "drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the last fifteen years" [paraphrase]-almost 61% (three-fifths) of the 47,000 drug overdose deaths in 2014 "involved an opioid" (were at least partially due to consumption of an opiate-like drug. (conradseitz.com)
  • Almost two-thirds of overdose deaths in B.C. over those two years had fentanyl detected, while less than have had cocaine and only one-third had heroin. (theprogress.com)
  • A summary of key findings from the upcoming report indicates that heroin sourced from Mexican transnational criminal organizations presents a persistent and pervasive drug threat in Pennsylvania, and that the heroin threat to Pennsylvania is exacerbated by the unprecedented proliferation of clandestinely-produced fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances. (dea.gov)
  • the presence of fentanyl-related substances in overdose deaths rose almost 400% from 2015 to 2017, with 17 distinct fentanyl-related substances detected in overdose deaths in 2017. (dea.gov)
  • The potent synthetic drug fentanyl has been detected in about half of overdose cases, and even more powerful derivatives may be coming into B.C. (oakbaynews.com)
  • There has been a steady increase in overdoses of drugs containing fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid made in Chinese drug labs and smuggled to Canada. (interior-news.com)
  • More deaths have happened this month that Fraser Health officials believe are the result of drug overdoses, including one confirmed fentanyl overdose death at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (agassizharrisonobserver.com)
  • She said up to 70 per cent of overdose deaths in th region are related to fentanyl, but "we are seeing very diverse substances" in overdose patients who arrive at local hospitals. (agassizharrisonobserver.com)
  • Drug users who are unaware that the heroin that they purchase contains fentanyl frequently overdose because they do not expect an enhanced-potency product (especially because the product they purchase is not labelled as to potency or actual drug content. (conradseitz.com)
  • People pause to pray during a candlelight vigil for victims of drug addiction on August 24, 2017 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. (abcactionnews.com)
  • Using Farr's Law, the Mailman School researchers project that the drug overdose epidemic will peak at about 50,000 annual deaths in 2017 before declining to a non-epidemic state of approximately 6,000 deaths in the year 2035-at roughly the same rate seen before the start of the epidemic. (healthcanal.com)
  • The epidemic of drug overdose deaths will peak in 2017 then recede until 2035. (healthcanal.com)
  • The article ' Bowling alone, dying together: The role of social capital in mitigating the drug overdose epidemic in the United States ' appears in the April 2017 issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependency . (hcplive.com)
  • more people died of illicit drug overdose related deaths in the city in the first eight months of 2017 than died province-wide in any year from 2007-2010. (theprogress.com)
  • The four cities with the most overdoses - Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria and Kelowna - make up approximately half the number of overdose-related deaths in 2017 so far. (theprogress.com)
  • PHILADELPHIA) - Jon Wilson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Philadelphia Division, announced today that 5,456 drug-related overdose deaths [1] were reported by coroners and medical examiners in Pennsylvania for 2017. (dea.gov)
  • This number represents a rate of 42 deaths per 100,000 people and a 64% increase in overdose deaths from 2015 to 2017. (dea.gov)
  • On the other hand, the epidemic of drug overdoses-like most epidemics-won't end by itself. (healthcanal.com)
  • If the epidemic of drug overdoses is indeed waning," the researchers conclude, "it may imply that the intensified efforts in recent years, such as enhanced prescription drug monitoring, are working and should be continued. (healthcanal.com)
  • Drug overdose deaths in the United States rose by an estimated 29% between September 2019 and September 2020 to 90,237, according to preliminary data released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (aha.org)
  • The study was supported by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (DA029670) and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (CE002096). (healthcanal.com)
  • A new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that number of people who died from prescription drug overdoses went up again in 2010, marking the 11th year in a row the numbers have increased. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Doctoral student Michael J. Zoorob, Department of Government at Harvard University, and Jason L. Salemi, PhD, department of Family and Community Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas, conducted an ecologic temporal trends study on the county-level utilizing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on estimated of overdose deaths from 1999-2014. (hcplive.com)
  • There remain no deaths at supervised consumption or drug overdose prevention sites. (theprogress.com)
  • Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall pleaded with affected communities to stop their protests against overdose prevention sites. (oakbaynews.com)
  • Using precise data obtained from its National Vital Statistics System, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on overdose deaths that reveals something astounding: between 1999 and 2012, the number of Americans who succumbed to the effects of drug poisoning (commonly called overdose) rose by approximately 250 percent. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • These findings underscore the importance of addiction treatment and prevention efforts aimed at reducing the risk of overdose among youth. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The researchers' projections, which use National Center for Health Statistics data, assume continued public health resources to prevent overdoses. (healthcanal.com)
  • We have to do what's needed to prevent overdoses and deaths, and what's needed is real-time information," Lake said. (interior-news.com)
  • Dozens of Staten Island residents attended the evening vigil which celebrated the lives and gave remembrance to those that have died from drug addiction. (abcactionnews.com)
  • The human toll of drug addiction is devastating and even one life saved makes this a huge success. (ucsd.edu)
  • Drug Policy Alliance's Office of Academic Engagment and SUNY-Stonybrook present the Drug Researchers' Roundtable a monthly meeting for academics and researchers in the field of drug policy, criminology, and addiction and related fields to present their work to fellow New York based scholars, academics, researchers, and drug policy advocates. (eventbrite.com)
  • But with so many of these drugs out there, control of their use and distribution is impossible, and as long as the drugs are in circulation in abundance, the risk of addiction and overdose will remain high. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • What Is Drug Addiction? (medstarstmarys.org)
  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse , addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • These brain changes can be persistent, which is why drug addiction is considered a "relapsing" disease-people in recovery from drug use disorders are at increased risk for returning to drug use even after years of not taking the drug. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • There were 474 apparent illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C. in 2015, a 30 per cent increase over 2014. (interior-news.com)
  • Researchers at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, and international collaborators have designed and validated a prediction model to signal counties at risk of future overdose death outbreaks. (ucsd.edu)
  • Social capital seems to have a prophylactic effect, protecting communities, and that data on county-level social capital may attenuate overdose death rates, and be used to predict a community's risk in relation to drug overdoses. (hcplive.com)
  • In 2007, we abstracted data on mental illness, pain, and drugs contributing to death from all unintentional prescription drug overdose deaths in 2006 recorded by the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Cold weather has meant more B.C. illicit drug users overdose alone at home, in public washroom stalls or on deserted streets, pushing B.C.'s highest-ever drug death total to new heights. (oakbaynews.com)
  • The rates of death by heroin overdose jumped from 0.7 per 100,000 in 1999 to 1.9 per 100,000 in 2012, which amounts to an increase of approximately 270 percent. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • Adults aged 25-34, 35-44 and 45-54 had the highest rates of drug overdose deaths among the 63,600 Americans who died of overdoses that year. (abcactionnews.com)
  • That makes for three-and-a-half deaths related to the overdose crisis each day this year. (theprogress.com)
  • The worsening overdose crisis led the BC Centre on Substance Use to release guidelines on injection opioid treatment earlier Tuesday morning. (theprogress.com)
  • This report was prepared in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy's Program Evaluation Research Unit, Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and presents a comprehensive assessment of the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania through collection and analysis of supply and demand indicators and intelligence, as well as detailed county level analysis of multiple opioid misuse data sources. (dea.gov)
  • He says the suicide number underscores the need for mental screening of people prescribed these drugs, especially opiates and benzodiazepines, to ensure that they are not a danger to themselves. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Of decedents with contributory benzodiazepines, 46.3% had no prescription for the drug. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Benzodiazepines may have been used nonmedically rather than as a psychotropic drug, reflecting drug diversion. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • There's been a threefold increase in supply of these drugs [since 1999], so we thought it'd be likely that overdose deaths would have continued to increase. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Since 1999, there has been a 300 percent increase in prescription drug sales, according to the CDC, which mirrors the rise in prescription drug overdoses. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Between 1999 and 2006, there was a 120% increase in the rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths in the United States. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • 13 people per 100,000 died from excessive drug consumption in 2012, while only six per 100,000 passed away from drug overdoses in 1999. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • In 2012, 16,007 people lost their lives to prescription painkiller misuse , which almost matches the total number who died from drug overdoses of all types in 1999 (16,849). (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • The number of people succumbing to opioid painkiller overdose rose by an average of 18 percent annually from 1999 to 2006 before rates stabilized. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • S. population growth between 1999 and 2012 would account for 2,000 additional drug overdose deaths annually. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • This program was launched in 2014 to train and certify qualified individuals most able to assist someone at risk of dying from an opioid overdose when emergency medical services are not immediately available. (medstarstmarys.org)
  • Maryland's health department says the state had a 21 percent increase in fatal drug overdoses in 2014, compared to the previous year. (wcbcradio.com)
  • Of those who died in 2010, nearly 60 percent overdosed on pharmaceutical drugs, more than the number of people who died from overdosing on heroin and cocaine combined - something that didn't surprise the researchers. (everydayhealth.com)
  • In addition, people report taking a variety of drugs including but not limited to heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and GHB. (agassizharrisonobserver.com)
  • Drug-related overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents at 44,000 fatalities annually. (ucsd.edu)
  • Lapointe reiterated that most overdose fatalities have happened when people are alone and unable to get help. (theprogress.com)
  • It is no secret that drug overdose deaths have increased substantially in the 21st century, but until now few have realized just how dramatic the rise in drug poisoning fatalities has been. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • The 41,502 drug poisoning fatalities recorded in 2012 included 16,007 lives lost to opioid painkiller abuse and 5,925 deaths attributable to heroin overdose. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • This means prescription painkilling drugs were responsible for 39 percent of the reported fatalities, and drugs from the opioid class in general (which includes heroin) were to blame for 53 percent of these premature deaths. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • When deaths attributable to population increase and opioid overdose are excluded from the equation, we are still left with an additional 7,500 drug poisoning deaths annually, which can only be traced to increased fatalities associated with other classes of drugs. (elementsbehavioralhealth.com)
  • For the first time in more than half a century, Americans' life expectancy declined for the second straight year, a change driven by drug overdose deaths among younger people, officials said. (abcactionnews.com)
  • At present, more than 40,000 Americans die every year by unintentional drug overdose-a number that has ballooned tenfold since 1980. (healthcanal.com)
  • In 2015, of 52,404 drug overdose deaths, 63.1% involved an opioid, an increase of 5,000 deaths from drug overdoses in one year. (conradseitz.com)
  • That's roughly the capacity of Brigham Young University's LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, and it represents a 21 percent increase in drug deaths since 2015. (abcactionnews.com)
  • Unintentional drug overdoses were largely responsible for a 10 percent increase in the number of unintentional injuries or accidents. (abcactionnews.com)
  • We do know that patients with mental health issues have an increased risk for non-medically using these drugs, and they're also more likely to increase their own dose," says Jones. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall says the increase in heroin and related overdose deaths requires rapid reporting of cases. (interior-news.com)
  • There is little reason not to distribute autoinjectors to people who may be at risk of accidental overdoses other than closed-minded conservative attitudes that have simultaneously prevented clean needle distributions and street medics who offer AIDS tests and additional medical assistance. (conradseitz.com)
  • In the investigation of the relationship between drug overdose mortality and social capital, Zoorob and Salemi produced a county-level analytic dataset comprising, age-adjusted drug overdose mortality, social capital, availability of drug abuse treatment centers, prescription drug claims prescribed by health care providers, population demographics, urbanicity, and socioeconomic status. (hcplive.com)
  • Each year, Sheriff's deputies arrive on scene to approximately 150 overdose cases before emergency services personnel. (ucsd.edu)
  • Overdose deaths from prescription drugs increased in 2010 for the 11th straight year, and doctors don't expect this troubling trend to slow down. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Numbers released by the BC Coroners Service Tuesday show that 113 people died of overdose related deaths in August, up 79 per cent compared to the same month last year. (theprogress.com)
  • According to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, for the full year of 2013, there were 15 deaths in Allegany County and six in Garrett County from overdoses. (wcbcradio.com)