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Data from homeless emergency department patients finds multiple contributors to homelessness

A qualitative study of recently homeless emergency department patients found multiple contributors to homelessness that can inform future homelessness prevention interventions. The study findings are published in the September issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Homelessness is a social determinant of health, and ranks alongside age, transportation… Read More »

The decline in opioid deaths masks danger from designer drug overdoses in US

A pharmacist empties a prescription bottle of opioid painkillers that she filled for a patient at the pharmacy inside the facility in Boston. John Tlumacki | Boston Globe | Getty Images Drug overdose deaths are declining in the United States. The finding is being greeted as a sign that we may have reached a turning… Read More »