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This smartphone app can detect an opioid overdose and save your life

At least 130 people die every day in the United States from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2017, a record year, two-thirds of the 72,000 drug overdose deaths were from opioids, and preliminary estimates signal the numbers will be even higher for 2018.

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Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

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Meth, Opioid Use in Pregnancy on the Rise

Print this page THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 — Methamphetamine and opioid use has soared among pregnant American women, putting the health of baby and mother at risk, a new study finds. While addiction among pregnant women has dramatically increased across the country, it disproportionally affects women living in rural America, where access to addiction treatment… Read More »

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