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overdose

[′ō·vər‚dōs]
(medicine)
An excessive dose of medicine.
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In Portland's Multnoman County, overdoses increased from 46 in 1993 to 111 in 1999.
The present paper offers an in-depth insight into the overdose situation that might inform and improve prevention of the problem and responses to it.
It's tracking system covers about 60 percent of the ER visits in the whole country and some people who overdose don't go to the hospital, Schuchat said.
Naloxone, the only FDA medication currently approved to treat opioid overdose, has a half-life of approximately 2 hours.
Relapsing comes with a high overdose risk for heroin addicts because their tolerance level changes during the time they are clean.
West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the nation.
Illicitly manufactured fentanyl is a key factor driving opioid overdose deaths and .
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.
The advocates noted that the commission's efforts could be enhanced by addressing stigma, providing adequate funding for fighting addiction and overdose, strengthening primary prevention efforts, expanding prescriber education and ensuring access to medication-assisted treatment.
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.
Two of our police chiefs, co-chairs of our Public Safety Committee, had been successfully running programs on their own--one initiative where follow-up visits are made with a victim hours after an overdose occurs, and another, offering community outreach and programming to families.
In this Economic Commentary, we look at trends in overdose deaths and drug use to document how the opioid epidemic has evolved over time.