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Opioid-related deaths increased among less-educated whites following stay-at-home orders

A new study led by researchers at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office investigates whether the stay-at-home orders impacted opioid-related fatal overdoses. “We were surprised to find the demographics of those who suffered a fatal overdose shifted significantly as the pandemic unfolded,” said Price professor Jason Doctor, a senior fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center. Doctor’s previous research on opioids led to changes in prescribing practices. Read more.

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