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- Opioid overdose visits to the emergency department increased by 30% from July 2016 to September 2017, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
- People who have had one overdose are more likely to have another, so being seen in an emergency department presents an opportunity to prevent repeat overdose and deathexternal icon.
- Detecting trends of this fast-moving epidemic and developing a coordinated response can help communities better prevent opioid overdoses and death.
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