Implementation of post-overdose programs associated with decrease in opioid fatality rate

New research from Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Public Health found that municipalities with high numbers of opioid-related emergencies that introduced post-overdose programs were associated with lower opioid related death rates over time when compared to those that did not implement these programs. Published in JAMA Psychiatry, the study showed that implementation of these outreach programs was also associated with a significant and gradual reduction of opioid emergency response rates.

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