Posts Tagged ‘overdose’

September 8th, 2021

Opioid Overdose Risk Appears Higher in Older Americans, USC Study Indicates

One in 10 adults were at risk of overdose, with older Americans relying on high doses of opioids more than younger adults, researchers found in a national sample of prescription claims. Contact: Emily Gersema at gersema@usc.edu or (213) 712-3168 or Michele Keller at kellermi@usc.edu or (213) 210-6072 Even with COVID-19 dominating the news, the epidemic of opioid use remains […]

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 […]