Drug overdose deaths before, after shelter-in-place orders during COVID-19 pandemic in San Francisco

What The Study Did: Researchers describe overdose deaths in San Francisco before and after the initial COVID-19 shelter-in-place order to try to make clear whether characteristics of fatal overdoses changed during this time in an effort to guide future prevention efforts.

Authors: Luke N. Rodda, Ph.D., of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the city and county of San Francisco, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.10452)

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