Jalal study finds birth year helps predict drug overdose risk


90.5 WESA - “If you are born after 1945, then your risk of overdose death increases exponentially from one birth year to the next,” said lead author, PHDL's Hawre Jalal. “Those patterns are too regular to be random. There’s some reason why drug overdoses are transmitting from one birth year to the next. We have to unravel those causes. And we have to understand why this pattern is happening to be able to curb the overdose epidemic.”

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Pitt Study Finds Birth Year Helps Predict Drug Overdose Risk, By SARAH BODEN / NPR WESA 90.5 FM • MAY 11, 2020


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