This short report uses data on drug-related emergency department (ED) visits from the Drug Abuse Warning Network to examine the trends in ED visits involving methamphetamine from 2007 to 2011. In addition to the trends for total methamphetamine-related visits, it also shows trends by gender and by age group; the...
This short report uses data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) to examine the emergency department (ED) visits for children aged 1 -5 that involved opioid pain relievers. Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), and codeine are examples of opioid pain relievers; buprenorphine (Suboxone), is an opioid that is...
This short report uses data on drug-related emergency department (ED) visits from the Drug Abuse Warning Network to look at 2011 ED visits involving synthetic cannabinoids. It shows trends compared to 2010 by gender, age group, the age distribution of patients, the drugs most commonly combined with synthetic cannabinoids and...
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