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Policy impact : Prescription painkiller overdoses
  • Published Date:
    November 2011
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 1.02 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.). Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention.
  • Series:
    Policy impact
  • Description:
    Prescription Painkiller Overdoses is one in a series of issue briefs highlighting key public health issues and important, science-based policy actions that can be taken to address them. Through this publication, CDC supports state-based efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse while ensuring patients have access to safe, effective pain treatment. The publication includes information about deaths and emergency department visits resulting from prescription painkiller overdoses, overdose trends, the most common drugs involved, and the regions and populations most severely affected. Recommendations on how health care providers, private insurance providers, and state and federal agencies can work to prevent unintentional drug overdoses are also included.

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