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There is a resurgence in the need to evaluate the economic burden of prescription drug hospitalizations in the United States. We used the Wisconsin 2014 Hospital Discharge data to examine opioid related hospitalization incidence and costs. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is frequently... Read more

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Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and deaths in Georgia. About 10.1% of deaths among adults in Georgia are linked to smoking related illnesses. Most first use of cigarettes occurs by age 18 (87%), with nearly all-first use by 26 years of age (98%). Although cigarette... Read more

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Washington State experienced a five-fold increase in deaths from unintentional drug overdoses between 1998 and 2014. The PMP collects data on controlled substances prescribed to patients and makes the data available to healthcare providers, giving providers another tool for patient care and... Read more

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ISDS is kicking off the year with a webinar to review highlights from the 2016 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. If you attended the conference, we invite you to come share and learn more about initiatives sprung from the conference, and to discuss how best to continue moving them ahead. If you... Read more

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The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) held its fifteenth annual conference in Atlanta, GA, from December 6-8, 2016. Since 2001, individuals interested in sharing and learning emerging trends in surveillance research and practice have found the ISDS Annual Conference a unique... Read more

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