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Estimated reductions in opioid overdose deaths with public health interventions

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this decision analytical model study of the opioid epidemic in four U.S. states, sustained implementation of interventions, including increased delivery of medications for opioid use disorder and naloxone supply, was found to be needed to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths and prevent deaths from increasing again. 

Authors: Jagpreet Chhatwal, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author. 

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