New data from the IU Public Policy Institute’s Center for Health and Justice Research shows a drop in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Marion County. Despite the decline, opioids were still present in 78 percent of the county’s 361 overdose deaths in 2018. That same year, the number involving fentanyl, a synthetic… Read more »
SPEA’s Evan Lowder effects community change through her research
Sitting in her office on the fourth floor of SPEA, Evan Lowder spends much of her time scanning through spreadsheets and poring over research literature. She’s working to combine the two into analysis she hopes will be used to inform policies and practices throughout Indiana and beyond. “I think there’s an obligation for researchers to… Read more »
African Americans at increasing risk of lethal fentanyl-related overdose
As stricter prescribing rules make prescription opioids less accessible, those with opioid use disorder are turning to synthetic substances instead. This shift has led to a recent rise in overdose deaths linked to synthetic opioids, like fentanyl. New research from the Center for Health and Justice Research (CHJR) at the Indiana University Public… Read more »
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