Fentanyl is now the most used drug with & # 39; commonly in & # 39; & # 39 overdoses, medicines, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of & # 39; overdose & # 39; Drug involving synthetic opioids increased by & # 39; about 113% per year 2013 to 2016.
The number of & # 39; & # 39 overdoses; Total drugs jumped 54% per year between 2011 and 2016. In 2016, there were 63 632 deaths dosage & # 39; drug.
According to the report & # 39; Wednesday, analyzing the circumstances of the death certificates for deaths & # 39; overdose & # 39; drug between 2011 and 2016, fentanyl was involved in & # 39; about 29% of all deaths & # 39; overdose in 2016. In 2011, fentanyl was involved in & # 39; only 4% of all deaths from drugs. At that time, the oxycodone was the drug most involved with & # 39; commonly, representing 13% of fatal drug overdose.
From 2012 to 2015, heroin has become more frequent in drug deaths b & # 39; & # 39 outcome; overdose. In 2011, the number of & # 39; fatal overdoses & # 39; Heroin was & # 39; 4571, or 11% of all deaths from drugs. In 2016, that number more than tripled to 15 961 deaths, representing a quarter of all drug overdoses that year.
The authors & # 39; the new study also found that most of the overdose involving more than one drug. In 2016, 2 out of every 5 deaths related to cocaine overdose were also involved in & # 39; fentanyl. Almost a third of overdose related & # 39; fentanyl and heroin involved. More than 20% of & # 39; fatal overdoses related to meth also involve heroin.
In 2016, more than 18,000 deaths & # 39; involving fentanyl overdose, and 16,000 the deaths were due to heroin.
Although many experts indicated that overcreding of & # 39; analgesics are prescribed as the root of the US opioid crisis, they said they evolved, first in heroin crisis and now in & # 39 ; epenika of & # 39; fentanyl.
In the 2011-16 period examined, the number of & # 39; & # 39 overdoses; medicines involving methadone decreased.
But Dr. Andrew Kolodny, co-founder of Physicians for Responsible Opioid prescribing, warned against interpreting & # 39; these findings as the end of the prescribed drug problem. Kolodny, who was not involved in the study, pointed to states like Oklahoma, where deaths b & # 39; overdose of prescription opioids still exceed deaths & # 39; heroin and fentanyl.
"Fentanyl is so deadly, in the geographic regions it has been through floods, the death toll rose as never seen before," he said.
Most of the focus of the crisis & # 39; overdose & # 39; drug has been on opioids, but there was also an increase in the rates and numbers & # 39; & # 39 related deaths; cocaine and methamphetamine.
In the same period & # 39; time & # 39; six years, cocaine has been consistently second or third most commonly used drug, and the rate of & # 39; & # 39 b deaths; overdose involving metanfetamin triple.
The cocaine-related deaths almost doubled from 2014 to 2016, jumped from 5892 to 11 316 deaths & # 39; overdose.
The authors & # 39; study used a test analysis to assess the circumstances of the death certificates for specific findings & # 39; medicines. They found that the top 10 drugs in the period & # 39; six remained the same and belonged to three classes of & # 39; drugs:
- Opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, idrokodon, methadone, morphine and oxycodone
- Benzodiazepines such as alprazolam and diazepam
- Stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamines
The study found that illicit drugs such as fentanyl and heroin were the main causes of & # 39; unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in & # 39; overdose suicide.