CDC Health Advisory Highlights Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the U.S.

Published: 12/17/2020

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory to alert public health departments, healthcare professionals, first responders, harm reduction organizations, laboratories, and medical examiners and coroners to the following:

  • There are substantial increases in drug overdose deaths across the United States, primarily driven by rapid increases in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids excluding methadone (hereafter referred to as

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