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Article #1: Ali B, Fisher DA, Miller TR, et al.: Trends in drug poisoning deaths among adolescents and young adults in the United States, 2006–2015. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 2019; 80(2), 201–210.

Background: Drug use among adolescents and young adults (15 to 24-year-olds) is a serious public health concern in the US, with drug poisoning deaths one of the leading causes of death in this population. Unfortunately, there is limited research on the characteristics and trends of these adolescent poisoning deaths.

Research Questions: What are the sociodemographic characteristics and state trends in drug poisoning deaths for US adolescents and young adults? And what are the estimated costs attributable to drug poisoning mortality in this population?

Methods: The National Vital Statistics System’s Multiple Cause of Death files were used to analyze records of drug poisoning deaths among 15 to 24-year-olds in the US from 2006 to 2015. ICD-10 codes were used to identify drug...

Keywords

Pediatric Poisoning Fatalities Post marketing Opioids Alcohol Pregnancy 

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© American College of Medical Toxicology 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Emergency Medicine/Toxicology, Harvard Medical Toxicology FellowshipBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Population Health, Pediatrics, and Emergency MedicineNYU School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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