And while the same report did not mention the number of deaths involved, another recent CDC report revealed that overdose deaths in general rose by around 14 percent from July 2016 to July 2017. The report also estimated a 30 percent increase for 45 states. It also reports that toxicology screens show a leveling off of opioid-related overdose deaths where prescription drugs were present, and drop in the number of Schedule II opioid prescriptions dispensed.
Significant overdose increases occurred in the Midwest, followed by the West and Northeast, with the highest rates of increases in metropolitan areas.
"We're now seeing the highest drug overdose death rates ever recorded in the United States, driven by prescription opioids and by illicit opioids such as heroin and illicitly-manufactured fentanyl,"Anne Schuchat, MD, acting director of the CDC, said during a telebriefing on the report".
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Dr. Brian Sharp, who works in the ER at UW Hospital, said UW has seen an uptick in overdoses of prescription opioids and illicit opioids such as heroin and illegally formulated fentanyl.
Southall said that during the past six months, any patient who shows up at the Mercy emergency department after overdosing can get access to treatment programs, and can even make an appointment with a primary care doctor while they're still recovering at the hospital.
Schuchat and Adams called for expanding the use of naloxone to first responders, community members and overdose victims and their families to prevent opioid overdoses.
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"We have an emergency on our hands", says acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat.
The opioid epidemic reached new heights, with opioid overdoses in the ED jumping to 30%.
"Emergency department education and post-overdose protocols, including providing naloxone and linking people to treatment, are critical needs", Vivolo-Kantor said. He said the expansion of Narcan use - an opioid overdose antidote - in the greater Portland area has probably led to decreased numbers of overdoses ending up in emergency rooms. And common painkillers don't have side effects, such as leading people into opioid addiction, the study concluded.
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"The science is clear - addiction is a chronic disease and not a moral failing", he said.