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New study generates more accurate estimates of state opioid and heroin fatalities

20:00 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Elsevier) A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine presents a correction procedure to refine data reporting opioid and heroin deaths per US state, which results in significant shifts in state-by-state mortality rates. This truer picture helps to remove an important barrier to formulating effective policies to address this serious drug epidemic.

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