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The Burden of Opioid-Related Mortality in the United States

Source: JAMA
Abstract: Importance: Opioid prescribing and overdose are leading public health problems in North America, yet the precise public health burden has not been quantified. Conclusions and Relevance: Premature death from opioid-related causes imposes an enormous public health burden across the United States. The recent increase in deaths attributable to opioids among those aged 15 to 34 years highlights a need for targeted programs and policies that focus on improved addiction care and harm reduction measures in this high-risk population.

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