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MMWR on Opioids

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Opioid prescribing rates have declined across rural and metropolitan areas while evidence of fentanyl in drugs seized by law enforcement is variably up and down, depending on the region of the country. These insights are summarized in the January 18, 2019 issue of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Findings of note, and their corresponding articles, include the following. (Note: HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau has a new funding announcement, Strengthening Systems of Care for People Living with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder.) 

This issue of MMWR also contains an article on the dramatic increase in opioid deaths involving fentanyl in New York City, from 2000-2017. See Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs — New York City, 2000–2017.

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