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overdose

[′ō·vər‚dōs]
(medicine)
An excessive dose of medicine.
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one of the three states hardest hit by drug overdose deaths[sup.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a program aimed at helping states combat and prevent opioid drug overdoses.
The brief on drug overdose deaths revealed, for example, that Rhode Island has the 13th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the U.
Bred in Britain and bought for just 2,000gns at Tattersalls by Hungarian steel magnate Zoltan Mikoczy, Overdose went from racing obscurity to earn worldwide recognition as the Budapest Bullet with 14 unbeaten starts.
That measure allows emergency medical personnel to administer a drug that provides temporary relief to overdose victims.
Larochelle and his associates said their study has important implications for both policymakers and health care professionals who are "grappling with the epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose.
He could not find a second overdose at the library.
Drug overdose deaths in the United States have tripled since 1990, primarily due to increasing rates of prescription opioid painkiller abuse and accidental misuse, the CDC says.
The hearing heard that Mr Richardson himself had been taken to hospital the night before as the result of an overdose.
So, by and large, most drug overdose deaths are not occurring to very young people.
During the span of five years from 2007 to 2011, more than 3000 deaths have been recorded due to overdose on this opioid-based prescription medicine.
In just the past year, we ve seen multiple students overdose on SUNY campuses a tragic reminder that the crisis we ve seen in the news is not so far from our students dorm rooms.