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ED Visit Statistics

Today, emergency department (ED) visits for misuse or abuse of legal drugs have caught up with illegal drugs. 

Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Nonmedical Use of Narcotic Pain Relievers (DAWN June 18, 2010)

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Emergency Departments Visits Involving Nonmedical Use of Selected Prescription Drugs - United States, 2004-2008 (MMWR June 18, 2010)

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For more information about Opiate (opioid) drug-related ED visits please see the Drug Abuse Warning Network website at: http://www.dawninfo.samhsa.gov/

 

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