Tag: Deaths

Is The DEA Branching Out Into Regulating Medicine?

Dr. Jeffrey Singer Reprinted with permission of the author and the Cato Institute. Dr. Jeffrey Singer’s original essay can be found here. The Drug Enforcement Administration, having virtually eliminated the diversion of prescription pain relievers into the underground market for nonmedical users, appears to be setting its sights on regulating the medical management of pain,…

Opioid Summaries by State

Revised May 2019 2017 Opioid-Involved Overdose Death Rates (per 100,000 people) State Opioid Involved Overdose Deaths Rates and Prescribing Levels. * TO SEE TABLE BY STATE OF “OPIOID INVOLVED OVERDOSE DEATHS/100,000 PERSONS, 2017” COMPARED TO “OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS/100 PERSONS” GO TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE AT: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state#.XVkoopeSSYE.facebook Opioid overdose deaths are identified using underlying cause-of-death codes X40–X44,…