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overdose

[′ō·vər‚dōs]
(medicine)
An excessive dose of medicine.
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The report did not break down overdoses by type of opioid, be it prescription pain pills, heroin, fentanyl or others.
Naloxone, the only FDA medication currently approved to treat opioid overdose, has a half-life of approximately 2 hours.
One day there might be a heroin vaccine that stops people from becoming addicted to the opioid drug and prevents overdose.
This year's total is expected to surpass last year's record number of overdoses.
This is the first report on data from the State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS), which tracks fatal opioid overdoses and is a component of CDC's Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) program.
While efforts are being made at the federal level to combat the opioid overdose epidemic, they are not enough, and public health leaders are calling for greater efforts nationally.
Currently, overdoses are considered accidental in origin until proved otherwise, and that assumption has become an acceptable hypothesis for the many parties involved: This hypothesis permits the patient to receive the much-needed overdose treatment, the physicians to discharge the patient from the emergency department after resuscitation and medical stabilization, the hospital to collect reimbursement, the pharmaceutical companies to continue to raise prices--and the health system to ignore recidivism and/or long-term outcomes.
JUST A FEW HOURS have passed since family members found their 20-year-old loved one unconscious on the bathroom floor, suffering from a suspected, non-fatal drug overdose.
5) This is important because added fentanyl is likely to be a key contributor to the recent increase in overdoses for several other classes of drugs.
An investigation of a nonfatal opioid overdose outbreak that occurred in Huntington, West Virginia, on August 15, 2016, identified 20 cases during a 53-hour period (14 overdoses occurred within 5 hours) and provided evidence that a novel, high-potency synthetic opioid was introduced into a community of persons who use illicit opioids.
Just as a comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation, formulation of a differential diagnosis, and treatment of chronic cardiovascular disease is the standard of care after a cardiac emergency intervention, we suggest quite similar practice standards for an opioid overdose intervention.
M2 PHARMA-July 26, 2017-Venebio Launches Risk-Screening Tool for Opioid Overdose