*  Drug use patterns predict risk of non-fatal overdose among street-involved youth in a Canadian setting. - Semantic Scholar
We sought to determine the risk factors associated with non-fatal overdose among Canadian street-involved youth who reported ... RESULTS Among 615 participants, 98 (15.9%) reported a non-fatal overdose event during follow-up, resulting in an incidence ... CONCLUSIONS Rates of non-fatal overdose were high among street-involved youth. Drug use patterns, in particular prescription ... These findings underscore the importance of addiction treatment and prevention efforts aimed at reducing the risk of overdose ...
  https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Drug-use-patterns-predict-risk-of-non-fatal-overdo-Mitra-Wood/9dc51be09d8432a9fcaa9ac30d899526ddc8643c
*  Drug Free NJ - News - nbcnews.com: Fentanyl Rises as Cause of Drug Overdose Deaths [VIDEO]
Related: Overdoses Out of Control, Surgeon-General Says The White House has tried to make the opioid abuse crisis a priority, ... Related: Drug Overdoses Killed 50,000 People Margaret Warner of the NCHS and colleagues used new methods to dig down into death ... 1 overdose killer in the United States, but the number of fentanyl deaths doubled in just a single year, a new analysis showed ... It was the first federal government report to look not only at drug overdose deaths in general, but to dig down and see which ...
  http://www.drugfreenj.org/news/nbcnewscom-fentanyl-rises-as-cause-drug-overdose-deaths/
*  Drug Overdose Increase 2016 Opioid Epidemic
... approximately 62,500 Americans died from drug overdoses last year. ... The number of drug overdose deaths recorded in 2015 was 52,404, so there was a 19 percent increase last year. This marks the ... Within a span of nine hours, 17 people overdosed and one person died. Over the next six months, the county medical examiner ... There Was A Huge Increase In Drug Overdoses Last Year. Caitlin Flynn ...
  http://www.refinery29.com/2017/06/157643/drug-overdoses-record-increase-2016-opioids
*  2016 Overdose Report Shows Fentanyl Increasing Opioid Deaths | WMKY
... driving up overdose deaths to unprecedented levels with an ... Those most likely to lose their lives to a drug overdose were ... At that time, public health officials requested hospitals and providers report all overdoses, including non-fatal overdoses, to ... Public Health Reports 15 Total Overdoses, 12 Deaths Over Holiday Weekend. By Emily Rogan • Sep 14, 2016 ... "Nearly every community in Kentucky experienced a fatal drug overdose last year- if that's not a wake-up call, I don't know what ...
  http://wmky.org/post/2016-overdose-report-shows-fentanyl-increasing-opioid-deaths
*  Alberta Jails Saw More Than 120 Overdoses In 2016
Three provincial inmates have died of overdoses in the past two years. Another 46 overdoses were reported in federal ... said the provincial overdose numbers would likely double when you include overdoses where a correctional officer administers ... He said overdoses have "spiked" in the past 18 months. That's a concern for staff at the jail, who have reportedly fallen ill ... Postmedia obtained the data after a string of overdoses at the Edmonton Remand Centre. Since Nov. 29, at least three inmates at ...
  http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v17/n434/a08.html?104
*  Pennsylvania Drug-related Overdose Deaths in 2016
Learn how Pennsylvania hospitals are working to improve health care quality and safety through the work of the Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network.. ...
  http://haponline.org/Initiatives/Opioid-Crisis/Pennsylvania-Drug-related-Overdose-Deaths-in-2016
*  Opioid overdose death rates rise 2016: Prescriptions, fentanyl, heroin - Business Insider
Opioid overdose deaths just jumped again. Opioid overdose deaths just jumped again Opioid painkiller death rates just jumped ...
  http://www.businessinsider.com/opioid-overdose-death-statistics-2016
*  Ohio had more than 4,000 overdose deaths in 2016 | WDTN
The Columbus Dispatch reports the state's 4,149 unintentional fatal overdoses in 2016 are a 36 percent increase from the ... Ohio had more than 4,000 overdose deaths in 2016. By Associated Press Published: May 29, 2017, 5:13 am. ... COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last ... The Columbus Dispatch reports the state's 4,149 unintentional fatal overdoses in 2016 are a 36 percent increase from the ...
  http://wdtn.com/2017/05/29/ohio-had-more-than-4000-overdose-deaths-in-2016/
*  County Hosts Opioid Crisis Summit After 197 Fatal Overdoses Logged In 2016 - Osprey Observer
Home County County Hosts Opioid Crisis Summit After 197 Fatal Overdoses Logged In 2016 ... As recorded by the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner an increasing number of fatal overdoses involve heroin and fentanyl. ... County Hosts Opioid Crisis Summit After 197 Fatal Overdoses Logged In 2016. By ... focusing on opioid overdoses in the county which, according to local officials began to spike in late 2014. In 2016, the ...
  http://www.ospreyobserver.com/2017/10/county-hosts-opioid-crisis-summit-after-197-fatal-overdoses-logged-in-2016/
*  Drug overdose deaths top 1,400 in Virginia in 2016 - Daily Press
Fatal drug overdoses shot up 38 percent in Virginia between 2015 and 2016, an alarming jump that state health officials ... Fatal drug overdoses shot up 38 percent in Virginia between 2015 and 2016, an alarming jump that state health officials ... One of the most dramatic increases in the cause of overdose deaths came from a change in a drug. Before 2013, most fentanyl- ... Illicit fentanyl use and fentanyl analogs arrived in 2013 or so, Hobron said, and total drug overdose deaths rose to 1,028 by ...
  http://www.dailypress.com/health/dp-drug-overdose-deaths-top-1400-in-virginia-in-2016-20170414-story.html
*  23 people died from opioid overdoses in first half of 2016, data shows - Kitchener-Waterloo - CBC News
23 people in Waterloo region died from opioid overdoses. That's equal to all opioid-related deaths in the region in all of 2015 ... It shows in the first six months of 2016, ... No follow-up help for many people overdosing on fentanyl * How ... Interactive map of overdose deaths brings opioid crisis closer to home * Why fentanyl is popping up so often in local police ... "The interactive opioid tracker will help us to better understand how opioid overdose and death is affecting people in Ontario ...
  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/waterloo-region-opioid-overdoses-fentanyl-tracker-1.4129657
*  Data shows Carroll overdose deaths held steady in 2017 over 2016 - Carroll County Times
There were 48 people who died of a drug or alcohol overdose in 2017 in Carroll County. That's according to statistics kept by ... There were five uses of naloxone to nine fentanyl overdoses in 2015, and 23 uses of naloxone to 16 fentanyl overdoses in 2016. ... In mapping the location of overdoses and deaths in the county, it's clear that while overdoses tend to be clustered around ... There were overdoses in the hills as well as the cities, and multiple instances in every Carroll County commissioner district. ...
  http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-carroll-overdoses-2017-story.html
*  Overdose deaths: Lake County report takes closer look at 2016
Keep provided the following breakdown of last year's opioid-related overdoses:. • Heroin - 42. • Fentanyl - 59. • Fentanyl ... The 44095 ZIP code - which includes Eastlake and Willowick - had the third most overdose deaths in 2016 with 17.. After opiates ... It also recommended that every law enforcement agency should be equipped with the opioid-overdose reversal drug naloxone.. "Our ... The health district now puts out unintentional drug overdose death reports annually.. The health district said the reports help ...
  http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170805/overdose-deaths-lake-county-report-takes-closer-look-at-2016
*  Opioid overdoses killed 8 Canadians a day in 2016: minister
An average of nearly eight Canadians per day died last year from opioid overdoses, mostly involving the potent drug fentanyl, ... Opioid overdoses killed 8 Canadians a day in 2016: minister. September 14, 2017 An average of nearly eight Canadians per day ... US drug overdose deaths soar in 2016: report. June 6, 2017 US drug overdose deaths surged 19 percent to at least 59,000 last ... Fentanyl-related overdose deaths doubled over the past year, and the government said in eight out of 10 cases the deaths were ...
  https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-09-opioid-overdoses-canadians-day-minister.html
*  B.C. Drug Overdose Deaths Expected To Reach New Record In 2016: Health Minister
British Columbia's health minister says he's hopeful the rate of drug overdose deaths will start dropping this month as a ... MORE:B.C. drug deathsB.C. drug overdoseb.c. fentanylBC Coroners Servicebc drug deathsbc drugsbc health minister terry lake ... Overdose deaths) haven't gone down yet, but I didn't really think that they would have," he said on Thursday. ... The Fraser Valley region leads the province with a total of 76 overdose deaths in the first four months of 2016. That's ...
  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/05/12/b-c-health-minister-predicts-record-drug-overdose-deaths-this-year_n_9942202.html
*  Ron McKinnon, 'Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act' on May 4th, 2016 | openparliament.ca
Many overdoses occur in the presence of others, and instant death is rare. The chance of surviving an overdose often depends on ... In the U.S., accidental overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death. In fact, overdoses now count for more deaths ... We know that a major predictor of having an overdose is having experienced an overdose in the past. Therefore, rather than ... has trained over 6,500 people to recognize and respond to overdoses.... 488 overdoses have been reversed since the program's ...
  https://openparliament.ca/debates/2016/5/4/ron-mckinnon-1/
*  Jenny Kwan, 'Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act' on Oct. 28th, 2016 | openparliament.ca
In the case of unreported overdoses, it is my belief that the good Samaritan drug overdose act would fill this legislative gap ... I do not want to sell Bill C-224 as a solution that would prevent all overdose deaths. It will not. We do no favours to ... Madam Speaker, I am pleased to speak in support of Bill C-224, the good Samaritan drug overdose act. I thank the member for ... In the event of an overdose, those who are with the person are often scared to call for help because they are afraid of the ...
  https://openparliament.ca/debates/2016/10/28/jenny-kwan-4/
*  DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Rising at An Alarming Rate - Addiction Treatment...
... as the relative strength of this drug could lead to an increase in overdoses and overdose-related deaths, even among opioid- ... The rise in overdose deaths also coincides with the arrival of carfentanil, a fentanyl-related compound, in America's illicit ... Categories: Addiction, Heroin, News Updates, Opioid Abuse/Addiction, Opioids, Overdose, Prescription Drugs. Tags: Addiction, ... which is fueling a growing heroin user population and resulting in a greater amount of overdoses. In 2014, approximately 129 ...
  http://atforum.com/2016/12/dea-releases-2016-drug-threat-assessment-fentanyl-related-overdose-deaths-rising-alarming-rate/
*  Opioids now kill more people than breast cancer - CNN
... more than 63,600 lives were lost to drug overdose in 2016. ... The rate of overdose in West Virginia was over 2.5 times the ... While overdose rates increased in all age groups, rises were most significant in those between the ages of 25 and 54. ... More than 63,600 lives were lost to drug overdose in 2016, the most lethal year yet of the drug overdose epidemic, according to ... Provisional data for 2017 from the CDC show no signs of the epidemic abating, with an estimate of more than 66,000 overdose ...
  http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/21/health/drug-overdoses-2016-final-numbers/index.html
*  Can Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Aid Perioperative Clinicians in Reducing Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment? -...
PDMPs may reduce opioid overdose deaths and curb opioid prescribing rates via heightened clinician awareness of high-risk use ... Table 1: Factors* included in Risk Index for Overdose or Serious Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression (RIOSORD)15. ... Validation of a screening risk index for serious prescription opioid-induced respiratory depression or overdose in a US ... Development of a risk index for serious prescription opioid-induced respiratory depression or overdose in veterans' health ...
  https://www.apsf.org/article/can-prescription-drug-monitoring-programs-aid-perioperative-clinicians-in-reducing-opioid-induced-ventilatory-impairment/
*  PHC4 | Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose - 2017 | News Release
15.6 million for overdose of pain medication. On average heroin overdose patients and pain medication overdose patients stayed ... The average age of patients admitted for heroin overdose was 33. The average age of patients admitted for overdose of pain ... PHC4 FINDINGS SHOW DECREASES IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOR OVERDOSE OF PAIN MEDICATION; INCREASES FOR OVERDOSE OF HEROIN. ... Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose - 2016 to 2017 - News Release. Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or ...
  http://www.phc4.org/reports/researchbriefs/overdoses/17/nr061318.htm
*  2 Arrested After High-Rise Synthetic Drug Lab Tied to Overdose Death - NBC 10 Philadelphia
2 Arrested After High-Rise Synthetic Drug Lab Tied to Overdose Death. A 34-year-old Queens man and a 29-year-old New Jersey ... An autopsy revealed the 37-year-old man who overdosed died of acute intoxication due to the combined effects of a substance ... including a synthetic opioid several times more potent than morphine that has been blamed for at least one overdose death, ... including a synthetic opioid several times more potent than morphine that has been blamed for at least one overdose death, ...
  https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/national-international/Raid-Long-Island-City-New-York--442103943.html
*  Opioid prescriptions dropped, but remain high, CDC says - CNN
The latest numbers from the CDC find that the number of overdoses due to heroin and illicit synthetics are on the rise. In fact ... Prescription opioid-related overdose deaths and treatment of opioid use disorder have trended similarly to the increase in ... Residents of those counties with the highest prescription rates have a greater risk of opioid addiction, overdose and death as ... "We know the country is experiencing the highest overdose rates ever recorded, and it's driven by prescription and illicit ...
  http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/06/health/opioid-prescriptions-cdc/index.html
*  Police: Heroin use like 'Russian roulette'; two suspects in drug deaths in custody | Press & Journal
The woman overdosed on heroin while she was in a campsite along Swatara Park Road in the township, police said in court papers ... He allegedly supplied heroin that led to the overdose of a woman Feb. 2. He turned himself into police on Monday, Aug. 28. ... In three cases the overdose was reversed by Naloxone administered by police, while in two of the cases the Naloxone was ... But so far in 2017 two heroin overdoses have been reversed by Middletown police administering Naloxone, according to figures ...
  http://pressandjournal.com/stories/police-heroin-use-like-russian-roulette,16579