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Police Try Out New Database for Documenting Opioid Overdoses

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Police Try Out New Database for Documenting Opioid Overdoses

 

 

By Associated Press  August 15, 2017

 

 

 

BY JENNIFER MCDERMOTT
ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are testing a new database for documenting opioid overdoses they hope will help departments share information in real time and get people into treatment.

 

The database was developed by criminal justice experts Sean Varano at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, and Pam Kelley with Kelley Research Associates in Massachusetts.

 

It’s an innovative approach, Varano said, because agencies typically rely on older public health data about fatal overdoses and don’t know the prevalence of nonfatal overdoses and because it gives them a quick way to communicate about that data.....

 

 

 

 

 

http://hightimes.com/news/police-try-out-new-database-for-documenting-opioid-overdoses/


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