April 7, 2014

ambulance at the emergency roomThe Health Department analyzed data from the Medical Examiner’s Office for opiate-related deaths in Multnomah County. This report describes current trends in deaths involving heroin and prescription opiates from 2009-2013. It also provides preliminary information about the impact of Oregon’s naloxone law.

Opiate-Related Deaths in Multnomah County, 2009-2013 (663.26 KB)

We plan to release additional reports that address the development of naloxone programs, and recommendations for further reducing opiate-related deaths.