Category Archives: Opioid Epidemic
Accidental injury rises to third leading cause of death in the U.S.
For the first time since records have been kept, preventable injuries have become the third leading cause of death in the United States, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced Wednesday. In fact, data shows that preventable deaths rose 10 percent in 2016. The increase was largely due to an uptick in fatal motor vehicle… Read More »
Medical Society Joins Fight Against Opioid Epidemic in PBC
After an unprecedented 590 opioid-related deaths in Palm Beach County in 2016, Palm Beach County doctors are joining the battle as a group against the opioid epidemic. The Palm Beach County Medical Society Services, a nonprofit that coordinates education and volunteer activities of the county Medical Society, held its first meeting this week to begin… Read More »