COCA Now: How can health departments respond to the 30% increase in Emergency Department visits for suspected opioid overdoses?

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How can health departments respond to the 30% increase in Emergency Department visits for suspected opioid overdoses?

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What
Emergency Department visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from third quarter 2016 to third quarter 2017 in 16 states that have been hit hard by the opioid overdose epidemic. Opioid overdoses increased for both sexes, all age groups, and all regions, but varied by state, with rural/urban differences.

Who
Anne Schuchat, MD, Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
Acting CDC Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
20th U.S. Surgeon General

When
Tuesday, March 6, at 12:00 p.m. ET

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TRANSCRIPT
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