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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Opioid Overdoses

How can health departments respond to the 30% increase in Emergency Department visits for suspected opioid overdoses?

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

Emergency Department visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from third quarter 2016 to third quarter 2017 in 16 states that have been hit hard by the opioid overdose epidemic. Opioid overdoses increased for both sexes, all age groups, and all regions, but varied by state, with rural/urban differences.

Who

Acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat, MD, RADM, USPHS
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, VADM, USPHS

When

Tuesday, March 6, at 12:00 p.m. ET

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 will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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