Trends in the Distribution of Opioids in Puerto Rico, 1999-2013.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Atlanta Georgia, USA.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Office of Public Health Strategy and Analysis, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Puerto Rico health sciences journal
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ARCOS data showed that the overall amount of opioid pain relievers distributed in Puerto Rico increased by 68% between 1999 and 2013. Currently, prescription opioid pain reliever overdose deaths in Puerto Rico do not appear to be skyrocketing as they are in the mainland U.S. However, the ongoing problem with prescription opioid pain reliever overdoses in certain areas should serve as a warning to monitor consumption of opioid pain relievers, as well as changes in prescription drug abuse, overdoses, and deaths.
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