U.S. fentanyl deaths are rising fastest among African Americans

Men are dying after opioid overdoses at nearly three times the rate of women in the United States. Overdose deaths are increasing faster among black and Latino Americans than among whites. And there's an especially steep rise in the number of young adults ages 25 to 34 whose death certificates include some version of the drug fentanyl.

U.S. fentanyl deaths are rising fastest among African Americans

New statistics on fentanyl-related overdoses show troubling increases in deaths among African Americans, Hispanics and men.

Fri 22 Mar 19 from ScienceNews

Fentanyl-linked deaths: The opioid epidemic's third wave

Men are dying after opioid overdoses at nearly three times the rate of women in the United States. Overdose deaths are increasing faster among black and Latino Americans than among whites. And ...

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Medical Xpress

To address the opioid crisis we need to do more to support people suffering from opioid use disorder

In 2017 alone, 47,600 Americans died from opioid overdoses. That's 130 people every day.

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Medical Xpress

Overdose deaths from fentanyl soaring: report

Thu 21 Mar 19 from Medical Xpress

Puerto Rico approves sale of naloxone amid opioid crisis

Puerto Rico's health department says a drug meant to control opiod overdoses can now be sold without a prescription, a move meant to reduce a spike in opioid deaths across the U.S. territory.

Tue 19 Mar 19 from Medical Xpress

With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin says it is considering bankruptcy as one of several possible legal options.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Medical Xpress

Fentanyl overdose deaths soared after 2013, new federal data shows

Drug overdose deaths linked to fentanyl saw a sharp rise from 2013 through 2016, doubling each year, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fri 22 Mar 19 from FOXNews

Fentanyl deaths skyrocketed more than 1,000% over five years in the US. Here's who it's killing

Deaths from the synthetic opioid fentanyl skyrocketed more than 1,000% from 2011 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday.

Thu 21 Mar 19 from CNN

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