Marketing Opioids Products and Mortality from Overdoses

Prescription opioids are involved in 40% of all deaths from opioid overdose in the United States and are commonly the first opioids encountered by individuals with opioid use disorder. Is the pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioids to physicians associated with mortality from overdoses? Read more:

NIDA: Opioid and Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Reporting

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released a video with their Deputy Director, Dr. Wilson Compton discussing overdose deaths involving opioids including fentanyl.  Remember, fentanyl (alone or mixed with other drugs) and other opiods are killing people in Howard County.  Thank you to NIDA staff and Dr. Compton for the work you do throughout…