Mercado MC, Sumner SA, Spelke MB, Bohm MK, Sugerman DE, Stanley C. Increase in Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl-Rhode Island, January 2012-March 2014. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2018 Mar 1;19(19). 511-523. PMID: 28340233 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5587352 NIHMSID: NIHMS866266.
This study identified sociodemographic, substance use, and multiple opioid prescriber and dispenser risk factors among drug overdose decedents in Rhode Island, in response to an increase in overdose deaths (ODs) involving fentanyl.