A Flood of Opioids, a Rising Tide of Deaths

N Engl J Med. 2010 Nov 18;363(21):1981-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1011512.

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics, Opioid / adverse effects*
  • Analgesics, Opioid / therapeutic use
  • Drug Overdose / mortality
  • Drug Prescriptions / statistics & numerical data
  • Drug and Narcotic Control / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oxycodone / adverse effects
  • Prescription Drugs / adverse effects*
  • Prescription Drugs / therapeutic use
  • Rural Population
  • State Government
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / mortality
  • United States / epidemiology
  • United States Food and Drug Administration
  • Washington

Substances

  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Oxycodone