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Study: U.S. headed for 'mass death' due to opioids mixed with other drugs

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Researchers at Northwestern University say deaths are rising from polydrug abuse. Polydrug abuse involves mixing synthetic opioids with stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamines. The U.S. has seen as many as three overlapping major waves of opioid overdose deaths in the past two decades. The fourth wave is expected to be the deadliest one yet.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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The next wave of opioid overdoses expected to be worse than ever before

Story at a glance New research predicts a fourth wave of opioid-related deaths is likely to occur in the U.S.  It’s expected to be deadlier than ever before due to the increasing use of …

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Study: U.S. headed for 'mass death' due to opioids mixed with other drugs

Scientists warn in research published Thursday that the U.S. is facing imminent "mass death" in the opioid crisis, due to polydrug abuse, which involves mixing synthetic opioids with stimulants such as cocaine.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Coming wave of opioid overdoses ‘will be worse than it’s ever been before’

Over the past 21 years of opioid overdose deaths, geography has played a role in where they have occurred, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. But the coming wave will not discriminate between rural and urban areas, the study findings suggest. Every type of county—from the most rural to the most urban—is predicted to see dramatic increases in deaths from opioid-involved overdoses.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Coming wave of opioid overdoses 'will be worse than it's ever been before'

Over the past 21 years of opioid overdose deaths—from prescription drugs to heroin to synthetic and semisynthetic opioids such as fentanyl—geography has played a role in where opioid-involved overdose deaths have occurred, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

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U.S. opioid crisis to spur 'mass death' as pain pills are mixed with other drugs

(JUST THE NEWS) – Researchers are warning that the United States is facing its most significant spike in opioid deaths as patients increasingly mix synthetic pain pills with stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamines. In a peer-reviewed study in JAMA Network Open, researchers at Northwestern University described the dark consequences of the phenomenon known as…

2 months ago·Medford, United States
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U.S. opioid crisis to spur ‘mass death’ as pain pills mixed with other drugs, study warns

Northwestern University scientists say deaths rising from polydrug abuse, when synthetic opioids are mixed with stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamines.

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