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Drug Overdose (cont.)

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American Association of Poison Control Centers
3201 New Mexico Avenue, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20016

American Association of Poison Control Centers


Rhyee, Sean H. "General approach to drug poisoning in adults." Aug. 10, 2016. <

Stolbach, Andrew, and Robert S. Hoffman. "Acute opioid intoxication in adults." Jan. 25, 2016. <>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Injury Prevention & Control: Opioid Overdose." Mar. 14, 2016. <

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. "Populations at Risk for Opioid Overdose." Apr. 12, 2012. <>.

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