Current Drug Statistics

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Trends in emergency department visits associated with cannabis use among older adults in California, 2005–2019

January 9, 2023 - The overall rate increased from 20.7 per 100,000 visits in 2005 to 395.0 per 100,000 ED visits in 2019, a 1,804% relative increase.


Pediatric Edible Cannabis Exposures and Acute Toxicity: 2017–2021

January 3, 2023 - There were 7,043 exposures reported during 2017–2021. In 2017, there were 207 reported cases, and in 2021 there were 3054 cases, an increase of 1375%. Most exposures (97.7%) occurred in a residential setting.


Fentanyl Vaccine Potential ‘Game Changer’ for Opioid Epidemic

November 14, 2022 - A research team led by the University of Houston has developed a vaccine targeting the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl that could block its ability to enter the brain, thus eliminating the drug’s “high.”