Opioid deaths down in 2018, says early data

Opioid deaths down in 2018, says early data

Publication date: Jul 10, 2019

The 2019 Legislature made it a focal point of the session to curb the opioid crisis which has gripped the state for several years, a reflection of the national epidemic.

-The numbers announced today represent good news, and highlight the work already underway to address the opioid crisis,” said DFL Rep. Liz Olson of Duluth, who authored the opioid bill.

A more in-depth report is expected in September, when Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said numbers are likely to be higher due to Minnesotans dying in other states from opioids.

-The numbers released by the state are very encouraging,” said DFL Rep. Dave Lislegard of Aurora, who signed onto the opioid bill.

The state adopted opioid prescribing guidelines and announced that more than 16,000 health care providers in the state will receive reports comparing their rates of opioid prescription to others in their field.

-Minnesota is working to end the opioid crisis by investing in a range of prevention, emergency response, treatment and recovery strategies,” state Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey said in a news release.

Concepts Keywords
Addiction Opioids
Aurora Drugs
Bill RTT
County Organic compounds
DFL Naloxone
Drug Overdose Drug overdose
Duluth Fentanyl
Epidemic Heroin
Fentanyl Opioid use disorder
Heroin
Lengths
Minnesota
Narcan
Opioid
Opioids
Overdose
Overdose Deaths
Painkillers
Prescription Drug
Tim Walz

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT RAN
drug DRUGBANK Ranitidine
drug DRUGBANK Diamorphine
disease MESH substance use disorder
gene UNIPROT MAP6
pathway BSID Release
disease MESH communities
gene UNIPROT RXFP2
disease MESH emergency
drug DRUGBANK Naloxone
drug DRUGBANK Nonoxynol-9
gene UNIPROT TPI1
gene UNIPROT HAVCR1
gene UNIPROT TIMELESS
gene UNIPROT ARHGEF5
drug DRUGBANK Fentanyl

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