Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

October 18th, 2019

Young people treated in general emergency departments more likely to be prescribed opioids

Researchers say young people seen in a general emergency department are three times more likely to be given an opioid prescription compared with similar young people treated in pediatric emergency departments. Contact: Stephanie Hedt at (213) 821-4555 or hedt@healthpolicy.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller at (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Children, adolescents and young adults treated in pediatric […]

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August 1st, 2019

American epidemic: USC experts discuss the opioid crisis

The American opioid epidemic killed nearly 400,000 people from 1999 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against drug companies; a recent investigation revealed they distributed 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012. What caused America’s deadliest drug crisis and what […]