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Dr. Marcus De Carvalho Weighs in on Skyrocketing Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department’s Responses to Drug Overdoses

The Florida Times Union publishes Jacksonville news that affects the community. The troubling trend that sees a doubling of emergency calls for possible drug overdoses is most certainly information that falls under this umbrella. When interviewed for the piece, Marcus De Carvalho, M.D., Medical Director for Beaches Recovery, came straight to the point. Citing the…

Infographic that says '9 out of 10 patients who have suffered an overdose on prescription painkillers have been prescribed more pills following an overdose'

Opioid Prescriptions After an Overdose [Infographic]

A new study shows that 9 out of 10 patients who have suffered an overdose on prescription opioid painkillers have been given further opioid prescriptions after an overdose. 70% of these overdose cases, mostly from ignorance on the part of the physicians, have resulted in the same physician being responsible for prescribing before and after…