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New research on opioid overdose

Heroin and prescription drugs are a serious problem; one that Rockland County is taking steps to counter. New research shows that two-thirds of ER visits for opioid overdoses involve prescription drugs. “Opioid overdose exacts a significant financial and health care utilization burden on the U.S. health care system,” the researchers wrote. “Most patients in our sample overdosed on prescription opioids, suggesting that further efforts to stem the prescription opioid overdose epidemic are urgently needed.”

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