Opioids largely fuel increase in deaths by suicide, overdose in US

7 monthes ago   |   By Healio

Between 2000 and 2017, the age-adjusted rate of deaths from suicide and unintentional overdose have more than doubled in the United States, largely fueled by opioid use, according to a review published in New England Journal of Medicine.
The combined number of deaths from suicide and unintentional overdose rose from 41,364 in 2000 to 110,749 in 2017 in the United States, Amy S.B. Bohnert, PhD, and Mark A. Ilgen, PhD, from the department of psychiatry, University of Michigan, and the VA Center for Clinical Management Research, wrote. Overall, more than 40% of these deaths in 2017 involved
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