Mortality Rates Related to Synthetic Opioids Rising in Eastern United States

Mortality Rates Related to Synthetic Opioids Rising in Eastern United States

Publication date: Apr 12, 2019

Opioid-related deaths, particularly those associated with synthetic opioids, increased in the eastern United States between 1999 and 2016, leading to lower life expectancies, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. In 2016, there were 42,249 opioid-related deaths in the United States, corresponding to an age-standardized mortality rate of 13. 2, and a 18. 5% increase per year since 2014 (P 10 per 100,000 people).

Concepts Keywords
Cohort Opioids
Cross Psychoactive drugs
Mortality Organic compounds
Mortality Rate RTT
Opioid Morphine
Opioids Euphoriants
United States Morphinans
Heroin
Opioid use disorder

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT F11R
disease MESH death
disease MESH men
gene UNIPROT ELL

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