Fast Five quiz: Drug Overdoses
Drug overdose remains a significant concern worldwide, with nearly half a million deaths annually. In the United States, drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for adults younger than 55 years. Drug-related deaths now outnumber those attributed to motor vehicle accidents and homicides. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the drugs most commonly involved in overdose deaths include opioids (eg, fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone), cocaine, methamphetamines, and benzodiazepines.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Fast Five Quiz: Drug Overdoses – Medscape – Oct 23, 2019.
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Research Director, State University of New York College of Medicine; Consulting Staff, Vice-Chair in Charge of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York
Disclosure: Richard H. Sinert, DO, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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Fast Five Quiz: Drug Overdoses