Emergency rooms slammed with opioid overdoses in Missouri and IL

Getty Images

More than 63,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the country during 2016, and more than 40,000 of those involved opioids. A few sections of the nation experienced far more noteworthy increments than others while a couple of detailed decays, the examination appears.

"Long before we receive data from death certificates, emergency department data can point to alarming increases in opioid overdoses", CDC Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat explained in a statement. "The fast-moving opioid overdose epidemic continues and is accelerating". The largest increases in ER visits from opioid overdoses were seen in the West, Southwest and Midwest with 7 to 11 percent increases per quarter. The largest increases were in Wisconsin (109 percent) and DE (104 percent).

The latest data shows that in 2016 opioid-related deaths increased 55 percent to 64,000 deaths in the U.S.

And overdose visits increased across all demographic groups: men (30 percent), women (24 percent), and all age groups above 15, though the highest increase, at 36 percent, was recorded among people ages 35-54.

But the data also shows that one third of the overdose patients who end up at the ER die from that overdose.

The report didn't determine why overdoses change around the nation. The drug-related deaths reported were not just related to prescription or illicit opioids.

'Ethnic Cleansing' of Rohingya Continues in Myanmar
They recounted incidents where family members were taken away by Myanmar's security forces and later found dead. The Myanmar military's oppression was described as " ethnic cleansing " by the UN.

"We imagine that the quantity of people dependent on opioids is generally steady. But the substances are more risky than five years ago", Schuchat says. "It is anxious that 20 years into this epidemic, it is as yet deteriorating". First - news about opioid overdoses. "The number of Americans experiencing opioid overdoses is still increasing".

"It's sort of like indicating a consuming building and saying, 'Gracious, there's a fire there". "We have worked to kind of develop affiliations with five different treatment organizations across Western New York that have worked with us and given us the ability to start for appropriate patients medication assistance treatment right in the emergency department and then rapidly link them into appointments - typically within 72 hours of the time they're in the emergency department". "There's been a lot of talk from Congress and from the administration and a recognition that we need to do something about this problem. Be that as it may, nothing yet has happened".

Others say the key is integrating addiction treatment better into the health care system. Most states now use ED data (also called syndromic data) to identify where resources are needed or where gaps exist.

"We wanted more timely information", Schuchat says.

The opioid crisis seemed to be worsening most quickly in Wisconsin, where 109 percent more people went to the emergency room for an overdose in September 2017 than did in July 2016.

Most of Wisconsin's increase came in late 2016 and early 2017, with the trend slowing last spring and summer.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines announce gender of fifth child
Mar 09, 2018 - 09:38
The whole day was quite exciting for Gage , who, on top of meeting Chip , also got to hang out with former NFLer Tim Tebow . Chip adds that the only D name for a boy that he can come up with is "Dragon", which sends Gage into a giggling fit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Supreme Court Restores Hadiya's Marriage, Sets Aside Kerala HC Order
Mar 09, 2018 - 09:33
The court also ruled that the Kerala High Court should not have annulled Hadiya and Shafin Jahan's marriage. It has only quashed the High Court verdict that annulled the marriage between Hadiya and Shefin Jahan.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Booby trap BOMB sparks police vehicle fire - Army called to scene
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:17
An Army bomb disposal team was scrambled to the scene on the A2 between Belast and Bangor at around 8.30am on Tuesday. Army technical officers have examined the auto and the road was closed to traffic.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cynthia Nixon Explores Possible Run Against Andrew Cuomo
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:17
Nixon's Instagram feed has showed her making visits in 2018 across NY , including in Montauk, Skaneateles and Binghamton. Other candidates in the mix at the time were Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and former State Legislator Terry Gipson.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran urges Europe to help protect nuclear deal
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:15
For his part, Le Drian hailed Iran's commitment to the JCPOA, saying that France insists on the full implementation of the deal. They also slammed Le Drian's remarks about negotiating the agreement and called for him to officially apologize.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Attorney General Sessions Slams Calif. Leaders for Protecting Criminal Illegal Aliens
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:12
Federal law is 'the supreme law of the land.' I would invite any doubters to Gettysburg, and to the graves of John C. It was carried by state Senate leader Kevin de León, a candidate for U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tillerson Stops in Ethiopia on First Official Visit to Africa
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:09
Trump hasn't announced a signature initiative to help the continent, such as the PEPFAR program for HIV/AIDS that George W. Bush started, and many of his sweeping budget cuts affect overseas programs that disproportionately help Africa.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rams Trade LB Alec Ogletree to Giants for Two Draft Picks
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:08
That room is likely to be used in part to sign AP Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald to a lucrative long-term extension. Besides dealing away Ogletree and Quinn, they were also involved in a third trade that brought Marcus Peters to Los Angeles.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Assad troops take half of besieged Ghouta as rebel groups surrender
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:05
The goal of the operation is clear Turkey's Syrian border from the terrorist threat. The United Nations resident and humanitarian coordinator in Syria.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Black Panther Continues To Dominate At The Box Office
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:18
Death Wish , a remake of the Y 1974 revenge thriller, opened to an estimated $13-M from 2,847 locations, and took 3rd place. Disney-Marvel's Black Panther raked in another impressive $65.7 million at the USA box office in its third weekend .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Democratic Nashville Mayor to Resign in Wake of Affair With Bodyguard
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:17
February 1: Can Nashville mayor weather a sex scandal? Barry pleaded guilty to a charge of felony theft of more than $10,000. Investigators said evidence pointed to the possibility that crimes - official misconduct and theft of property - occurred.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump taunts Democrats on DACA: 'Where are you?'
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:15
That, paired with another six months of inaction, is what they believe is depressing numbers at protests like the one Monday. Some in Congress were looking to the next funding deadline, March 23, as the next potential DACA showdown.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pochettino Confident Spurs Good Enough To Beat Juventus, Fears Higuain
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:15
Tomorrow is the highest level we can play at in football - the Champions League against one of the biggest clubs in Europe. Since losing to Chelsea in August, they've beaten Liverpool, Dortmund, Real Madrid , Manchester United and Arsenal there.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fundraiser for West Virginia teachers on strike tops $225000
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:13
But all of them are striking, in spite of the fact that their state doesn't allow it - and they have good reason for doing so. It's absolutely unacceptable that people regularly suffer and die purely because they can't afford health care.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SFIO summons ICICI CEO, Axis Bank MD
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:11
A consortium of 31 banks led by ICICI Bank has loans close to Rs 5,200 crore to Mehul Chokshi's Gitanjali Group . The Serious Fraud investigation office has sent summons to officials of 31 banks for questioning.