Top 5 Takeaways Significant Increase in Overdose Deaths: From 2019 to 2020, overdose deaths among Hispanic persons in Nevada spiked by 119.7%, a much higher rate compared to the overall

Top 5 Takeaways Increasing Trend in Gabapentin-Involved Overdoses: Analysis of data from the State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) showed a rise in gabapentin detection and involvement in overdose

Top 5 Takeaways Increase in Group A Streptococcus Bacteremia: The University of Vermont Medical Center noted a substantial rise in cases of group A streptococcal bloodstream infections during 2022–2023, primarily

Top 5 Takeaways High prevalence of substance use among adults seeking treatment: In 2019, alcohol (35.8%) and cannabis (24.9%) were the substances most commonly used in the past 30 days

Top 5 Takeaways Disproportionate Increases Among Black and AI/AN Persons: From 2019 to 2020, overdose death rates soared by 44% for Black individuals and by 39% for AI/AN individuals, compared

Top 5 Takeaways Rapid Increase in Eutylone Detection: From January–June 2017 to January–June 2021, eutylone detections in drug items tested by law enforcement increased from fewer than 10 to 8,379,

Top 5 Takeaways Increasing Trend of Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses: The rate of nonfatal opioid-involved overdose EMS encounters rose on average by 4.0% quarterly from 98.1 to 179.1 per 10,000 EMS

Top 5 Takeaways Nitazene Potency and Prevalence: Nitazenes, potent illicit synthetic opioids, have been increasingly found in toxicology reports and death certificates, with some analogs more potent than fentanyl. Surveillance

Top 5 Takeaways Para-fluorofentanyl, a Schedule I illicit fentanyl analog, was involved in 2.6% (1,658) of 64,915 overdose deaths across 43 jurisdictions from July 2020 to June 2021. The number

Top 5 Takeaways Incident Overview: In December 2021, the Florida Department of Health was alerted to three patients with unexplained bleeding, linked to synthetic cannabinoid (SCB) use. This mirrored a