Drug overdose remains a significant concern worldwide, with nearly half a million deaths annually. In the United States, drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for adults younger than 55 years. Drug-related deaths now outnumber those attributed to motor vehicle accidents and homicides. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the drugs most commonly involved in overdose deaths include opioids (eg, fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone), cocaine, methamphetamines, and benzodiazepines.
Are you familiar with key aspects related to overdoses associated with these drugs? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Fast Five Quiz: Drug Overdoses - Medscape - Oct 23, 2019.