End Overdose

If we change prescribing practices, we can change the face of the epidemic - Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

End Overdose

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We’re failing in the opioid crisis. A new study shows a more serious approach would save lives.

The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history — on track to kill more people over the next decade than currently live in entire American cities like Miami or Baltimore...

On the harm reduction and treatment front, the model suggested that several interventions — more naloxone, more needle exchanges, more medication-based treatment, and more psychosocial treatment — would have unambiguously good effects, reducing both heroin and painkiller deaths over the next 10 years. But none of them would have giant effects on their own, with potentially hundreds of thousands of deaths still taking place even with the interventions.

Where it gets a little messier…

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