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overdose

[′ō·vər‚dōs]
(medicine)
An excessive dose of medicine.
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We also urge Delawareans to download OpiRescue Delaware, a new smartphone app that provides lifesaving step-by-step instructions on how to respond to an overdose, including administration of naloxone.
"Over the past few years, fentanyl has been the primary driver of opioid overdose deaths, and the latest CDC data confirms this trend has continued," said Emily Feinstein, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Center on Addiction, in New York City.
"The candlelight vigil is a special occasion to remember loved ones lost to alcohol or drugs," said Renz Center's Executive Director Jerry Skogmo, "and an opportunity to come together as a community to remind those struggling with an addiction that overdose prevention is key and treatment is possible."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the number of overdose deaths dropped for the first time in nearly 30 years in 2018.
Holly Hedegaard, M.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, and colleagues examined urban-rural differences in drug overdose death rates using the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System.
is proud to bring International Overdose Awareness Day to Lowell for the first time and the Merrimack Valley Overdose Awareness Day event will include resources from across the region.
The fatal drug overdose epidemic in the United States is growing.
* One-third of workplace overdose deaths occurred in businesses with fewer than 10 employees.
The acquisition will spearhead Overdose Digital's growth in the EMEA marketplace, building on its offices in Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore.
The study also found that the patients, who stopped their opioid medication for three months or more, were at half the risk of an overdose.
In 2017, opioids were responsible for almost 70 percent of all drug overdose deaths.
In 2016, fentanyl was responsible for nearly 29 percent of all drug overdose deaths, making it the deadliest drug in America.