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posted by martyb on Wednesday May 02 2018, @01:16AM   Printer-friendly
from the don't-use-no-fake-opiods? dept.

Synthetics now killing more people than prescription opioids, report says

Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl have overtaken prescription opioids as the No. 1 killer in the opioid epidemic, according to a new report.

The report, published Tuesday in the journal JAMA [DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.2844] [DX], calculated the number and percentage of synthetic opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States between 2010 and 2016 using death certificates from the National Vital Statistics System. The researchers found that about 46% of the 42,249 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016 involved synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, while 40% involved prescription drugs.

That's more than a three-fold increase in the presence of synthetic opioids from 2010, when synthetic drugs were involved in approximately 14% of opioid-overdose deaths.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday May 02 2018, @02:20AM (3 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday May 02 2018, @02:20AM (#674412) Journal

    Are you serious? A person isn't forced to take this shit?

    All these years, I thought the cartels sent high squads into the inner cities, kidnapped unsuspecting citizens, and shot them full of addictive drugs.

    Are you telling me that's not how things are?

    ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’
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  • (Score: -1) by fakefuck39 on Wednesday May 02 2018, @04:44AM (2 children)

    by fakefuck39 (6620) on Wednesday May 02 2018, @04:44AM (#674453)

    For some reason I see this retarded comment and have this weird feeling of "oh, this is one of those regular people who thinks they're smart. Finally figured out why. this thyme the guy reads the 1st line, pretends the rest of the post doesn't exist. How dumb do you have to be. Then I finally remembered. This dude, a few months ago, was confused about the difference between an atom and a molecule. I gave the example of Splenda and elemental Cl, table salt and Cl, nothing. Still kept saying quarts is a transparent metal or some shit like that. The true definition of faggot. Have you met cdreimer from greenville? kick the bit bucket buddy, kick that shit with your foot.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 04 2018, @01:13AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 04 2018, @01:13AM (#675408)


      • (Score: -1) by fakefuck39 on Saturday May 05 2018, @11:54AM

        by fakefuck39 (6620) on Saturday May 05 2018, @11:54AM (#676039)

        that's the only error you noticed? you need to learn some grammar. I have this game I play here - it's called setting up people who think they're smart so they provide me with entertanement while I'm taking a shit. or, you know, I could not know how to spell "time" - that's certainly a possibility too. thanks for letting me know.