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Drug-overdose suicides may be going undetected: study

9 months, 3 days ago
VIRGINIA: Deaths by drug overdose are more likely to be classified as accidental or of undetermined cause, compared to deaths by gunshot or hanging, say U.S. researchers who conclude that drug suicides may be underestimated. With drug…

A morphine alternative with less overdose risk?

2 years, 2 months ago
Scientists are testing an experimental medicine that’s designed to have the painkilling power of morphine without some of the dangerous side effects that can lead to overdose deaths.

Singer Prince died of accidental painkiller overdose

2 years, 4 months ago
CHICAGO: Music superstar Prince, who was found dead in his home in a Minneapolis suburb in late April, died of an accidental, self-administered overdose of an opioid painkiller, the county medical examiner said in a death report on…