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Study: Opioid Deaths More Likely Among State's Injured Workers

Friday, May 24, 2024 | 0

Working-age Massachusetts residents who died between 2011 and 2020 were 35% more likely to have succumbed to an opioid-related overdose if they had previously been injured at work, according to data released Thursday by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In linking the aftermath of work-related injuries to opioid-related overdose deaths, DPH compiled public health information about individuals’ employment and work-related injury statuses from their workers’ compensation claims and linked it with data from death certificates. By linking these data sets, DPH found ...

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