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CDC Releases New Overdose Prevention and Surveillance Resources

CDC [30-Jun] | The CDC recently released new prevention and surveillance resources, including a report on overdose deaths from fentanyl mixed with xylazine and nonfatal overdose dashboards.

1. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyl-Involved Overdose Deaths with Detected Xylazine - United States, January 2019-June 2022 highlights the emerging threat of the presence of xylazine in illegal fentanyl products, finding that “...the monthly percentage of IMF-involved deaths with xylazine detected increased 276% (from 2.9% to 10.9%).”

2. The DOSE Emergency Department (ED) and Inpatient Hospitalization Discharge Data nonfatal overdose dashboard “...provides monthly and annual counts and rates of nonfatal overdose ED visits and inpatient hospitalizations for overdoses involving all drugs, all opioids, heroin and all stimulants.”

3. The Fentalog Study: A Subset of Nonfatal Suspected Opioid Overdoses with Toxicology Testing nonfatal overdose dashboard provides estimates of substances detected by toxicology testing in blood samples from patients experiencing a suspected opioid-involved overdose.

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