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For Immediate Release: July 2, 2012
Contact: CDC Division of News and Electronic Media
(404) 639-3286

CDC Telebriefing on Vital Signs Report: Risk for Overdose from Methadone Used for Pain Relief — United States, 1999–2010

What

CDC will host a media telebriefing to discuss the new Vital Signs report on overdose deaths due to the opioid pain reliever methadone.

When

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. ET (contents embargoed for noon ET)

Who

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC

Leonard J. Paulozzi, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, NCIPC

Dial-In

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Transcript

A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.

Sound Bites

Three sound bites, 10, 20 and 30 seconds in length are also available. Each bite has CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden talking about today’s Vital Signs.

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