The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was taking unprecedented steps to encourage drug companies to develop over-the-counter (OTC) versions of the overdose antidote naloxone in an effort to increase access and cut costs for consumers in hopes of reducing opioid deaths. Read More.
Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in US. deaths from overdoses. Read More.
Some wonder if people with opioid addiction are using their pet’s prescriptions to feed their own addictions instead. In the last 10 years, there has been a 41% increase in opioid prescriptions for pets. Read More.
Opioid Overdose Deaths 2016
Nonfatal Overdose Hospital Treated 2016
Prescribing Practices Opioid Prescriptions 2016
Hospitalization Rate for Opioid Use Disorder
In 2017, more than 130 people died a day from opioid-related drug overdoses. @HHSGov & the entire federal government is committed to ending the crisis of opioid addiction & overdose in America. We have formulated a five-point strategy to stop the epidemic:...
Every single person deserves a life without opioid misuse. Every single person deserves RECOVERY. And we can all help them get there by removing the stigma around treatment and therapy. This is about all of us. #KnowtheDangers and #RemovetheStigma.
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