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Wave of Opioid Overdoses Expected to Hit U.S. Rural, Urban Areas
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Wave of Opioid Overdoses Expected to Hit U.S. Rural, Urban Areas

By By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)FRIDAY, July 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Experts predict opioid overdoses will climb in both rural and urban areas because of the lethal practice of mixing the highly addictive narcotics with other drugs.The coming wave of opioid overdoses “will be worse than ever seen before,” said researchers from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago who studied trends and used a predictive model to determine where deaths would escalate.“I'm sounding the alarm because, for the first time, there is a convergence and escalation of acceleration rates for every type of rural and urban county,” said corresponding author Lori Post. She is director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of...