Researchers learn from drug users about dealers’ efforts to curb overdoses in buyers

RESEARCHERS FROM Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, pictured, have published a study suggesting that drug dealers may be users’ first line of defense against overdose and death caused by fentanyl. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.
PROVIDENCE – One way to address opioid overdoses and deaths may be to examine the relationship with drug users and their dealers, researchers from Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital found. A study led by a research team from the two hospitals was published recently in the International Journal of Drug Policy. It includes…

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