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2022 Sep 29

Eur Addict Res

Individuals Dying of Overdoses Related to Pharmaceutical Opioids Differ from Individuals Dying of Overdoses Related to Other Substances: A Population-Based Register Study.



Pharmaceutical opioid (PO) overdose deaths have increased in many Western countries. There are indications that those dying from a PO overdose differ from those dying from other types of overdoses. These differences might pose a challenge as the majority of current preventive measures are tailored toward those with the characteristics of "conventional" overdose deaths.