Risk for opioid overdose mortality higher in Great Lakes, Mountain, South Atlantic regions of US

Residents of the United States’ South Atlantic, Mountain and East North Central, or Great Lakes, sections were as much as four times as likely to be at high risk for opioid overdose mortality as people living in other parts of the country, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open.
“Little is known about counties with high rates of opioid overdose mortality but low availability of [opioid use disorder] treatment,” Rebecca L. Haffajee, PhD, MPH, of the department of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, and colleagues wrote. “Given

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