Navigation Links
Prescription overdose rate reaches epidemic levels in NYC
Date:2/2/2013

The rate of drug overdose from prescription opioids increased seven-fold in New York City over a 16-year period and was concentrated especially among white residents of the city, according to latest research at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The study is one of the earliest and most comprehensive analyses of how the opioid epidemic has affected an urban area.

The findings are published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

There are two classes of prescription opioids: analgesics, or painkillers like Oxycontin (oxycodone), and methadone, which is used to treat heroin addiction but which carries a risk of overdose. Using data from the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the period 1990-2006, the researchers examined the factors associated with death from prescription opioids versus heroin, which historically has been the most common type of opioid fatality in urban areas.

They found that the increase in the rate of drug overdose was driven entirely by analgesic overdoses, which were 2.7 per 100,000 persons in 2006 or seven times higher than in 1990. Meanwhile, methadone overdoses remained stable, and heroin overdoses declined.

Whites were much more likely to overdose on analgesics than blacks or Hispanics. By 2006, the fatality rate among white males was almost two times higher than the rate among Latinos and three times higher than the rate among blacks.

Deaths were mostly concentrated in neighborhoods with high-income inequality but lower-than-average rates of poverty.

"A possible reason for the concentration of fatalities among whites is that this group is more likely to have access to a doctor who can write prescriptions," says Magdalena Cerd, DrPH, assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health and the lead author on the study. "However, more often than not, those who get addicted have begun using the drug through illicit chann
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Nearly 1 in 4 grandparents store prescription medicines where children can easily find them
2. Many Who First Misuse Prescription Pills Get Them From Friends, Family: Report
3. 16 years old is peak risk for teens misusing prescription drugs
4. Mental Health Woes Raise Odds for Prescription Painkiller Abuse
5. American Kids Getting Fewer Prescription Drugs: Study
6. More Mental Health Woes in College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs
7. Herpes Treatment Site: Top Reasons to Avoid Prescription HSV Drugs
8. Changes needed for oft-ignored prescription warning labels
9. AFTS Labs Partners With Physicians To Complement NY's Mandated I-STOP Tracking System For Pain Pill Prescriptions: A Recipe For A Safer Community
10. Good mood foods: Some flavors in some foods resemble a prescription mood stabilizer
11. PharmaNet system dramatically reduced inappropriate prescriptions of potentially addictive drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2015)... 2015 The federal court overseeing ... has scheduled its next monthly Case Management Conference ... According to court documents filed in the U.S. ... will be convened on June 2, 2015, at ... Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545) , “Our ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... 24, 2015 ... - The students were selected ... the fourth annual A Day of ... Geneva National in Lake Geneva. , ... High School,         Jonathan Alfonso,         Bridget Keefe, ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 23, 2015 Dr. David Benvenuti, an experienced ... posted a new article to his website that ... Dr Benvenuti explained in the fascinating blog, he has ... their earlobes. , Known as “gauging,” the technique involves placing ... Dr. Benvenuti said will eventually stretch the holes out to ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... AZ (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 Manufacturers are ... Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of 8.2. Experts in the field ... ultimately benefit consumers. , The HSPF score is what miles ... the more efficient the unit. Although the minimum HSPF score ... water heaters with an HSPF score north of 12. Indeed, ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 2015 Injury lawyer Steven H. Heisler commented ... by the Maryland legislature but which has not been signed ... passed HB 449 with overwhelming bipartisan support on ... it into law. This bill ensures that fracking is prohibited ... demonstrates the danger of fracking to our water supplies and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Look Ahead to June Conference in Federal Multidistrict Litigation 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Look Ahead to June Conference in Federal Multidistrict Litigation 3Health News:Mercy Foundation Honors 16 Students for Making a Difference - Mercy Health System Javon Bea 2Health News:Dr. Benvenuti, a Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, Posts New Article about Repairing Ear Gauges 2Health News:Parker & Sons Welcomes the Department of Energy’s Water Heater Regulation 2Health News:Baltimore Attorney Urges Governor Hogan to Sign the Fracking Moratorium Bill 2Health News:Baltimore Attorney Urges Governor Hogan to Sign the Fracking Moratorium Bill 3
... NYSE Agrees to a Trading Extension of KV,s Securities until February ... ... 2008, ST. LOUIS, Dec. 28 KV Pharmaceutical Company,(NYSE: ... markets technology differentiated,branded and generic/non-branded prescription pharmaceutical products,announced today that NYSE ...
... restricted calorie intake for diabetics wanting to manage their ... the first time, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has ... with diabetes who want to manage their weight. , ... low-carbohydrate diets in its newly published 2008 clinical ...
... (NYSE: MYL ),today announced that Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New,Drug Application (ANDA) for ... Cetirizine HCl Tablets are the generic version of Pfizer,s ... for the 12,months ending Sept. 30, 2007., This ...
... December 28, 2007 In the United States, the ... Of the $1.9 billion in direct costs, glaucoma medications ... total. In an article published in the January 2008 ... The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College ...
... an Interactive Arcade for Kids, Teens, and Adult Gamers ... largest 59,000,sq. ft. Mega-Center officially opened for workouts on ... Chester just off Cincinnati-Dayton,Road & I-75 next to Wal-Mart. ... which includes a silent auction on Saturday, January,19th from ...
... ATLANTA, Dec. 27 Eclipsys Corporation(R),(Nasdaq: ECLP ... be,participating in the 2008 JPMorgan Healthcare Conference taking ... CA., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050209/FLW006LOGO ), ... Tuesday, January,8th at 3:00 p.m. Pacific time. To ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:KV Pharmaceutical Company Announces NYSE Listing Extension 2Health News:KV Pharmaceutical Company Announces NYSE Listing Extension 3Health News: Diabetes Group Backs Low-Carb Diets 2Health News:Cost of glaucoma medications may impact treatment 2Health News:Fitworks West Chester Mega-Center Now Open 2Health News:Fitworks West Chester Mega-Center Now Open 3Health News:Eclipsys to Present at JPMorgan Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Eclipsys to Present at JPMorgan Healthcare Conference 3
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015  When Ryan Rendino ... side of his neck, he figured it ... couple weeks off from weight lifting. ...                               A series of ... referred to Michel Kliot, MD , ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... , May 21, 2015  CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: ... processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced ... quarterly cash dividend for the second quarter 2015 of ... cash dividend of $0.03 per share will be paid ... record as of June 12, 2015.  The ex-dividend date ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21. Mai 2015 Dipexium ... ein Unternehmen für Arzneimittel im fortgeschrittenen ... und Vermarktung von Locilex® (Pexiganan-Creme 0,8 %) ... eine wissenschaftliche Posterpräsentation an, welche das ... vorstellt, OneStep-1 und OneStep-2, in der ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 2Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 3Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 4CryoLife Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend for the Second Quarter 2015 2Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 2Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 3Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 4Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 5Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 6Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 7
... , ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. , ... molecular diagnostics laboratory that discovers, develops and markets proprietary ... agreement with EndoChoice, Inc. to promote its diagnostic services ... Under the agreement, EndoChoice,s experienced, gastroenterology-focused sales force will ...
... , DULUTH, Ga. , Feb. 16 ... from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for ONCEPT™ Canine Melanoma ... in extending survival of dogs with stage II or stage ... cancer in dogs. , ONCEPT is the first and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Exagen Diagnostics Enters Into Exclusive Agreement With EndoChoice 2MERIAL Receives Full License Approval for ONCEPT(TM) Canine Melanoma Vaccine 2MERIAL Receives Full License Approval for ONCEPT(TM) Canine Melanoma Vaccine 3MERIAL Receives Full License Approval for ONCEPT(TM) Canine Melanoma Vaccine 4MERIAL Receives Full License Approval for ONCEPT(TM) Canine Melanoma Vaccine 5
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: