Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pubmed August 2011 Update

Two notable papers in this report:

1) Characteristics of an Overdose Prevention, Response, and Naloxone Distribution Program in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Bennett AS, Bell A, Tomedi L, Hulsey EG, Kral AH
J Urban Health. 2011 Jul 20 [Epub]
Comments: A substantial contribution to the growing literature evaluating naloxone programs, this paper is a must-read for anyone interested in opioid overdose prevention.

2) Drug overdose deaths --- Florida, 2003-2009
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Jul 8; 60(26):869-72
Comments: Again, oxycodone has arisen as a major source of overdose mortality. The use characteristics that lead to mortality, however, remain unexplained.

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