Too many drug victims to autopsy: Medical examiners admit they can't keep up with the rate of people killed by America's opioid epidemic - creating a backlog that will stretch well into 2018

The number of people dying from opioid overdoses is skyrocketing so quickly that medical examiners' offices across the country cannot autopsy them all.
These offices are being forced to neglect suspected opioid overdose victims by giving them a watered-down version of an autopsy that provides a minimal amount of information on their death. 
In doing so, they risk missing an alternative cause of death and incorrectly calculating the number of opioid overdose victims they have seen. This, in turn, could affect the way government resources dedicated to the crisis are allocated. 
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23 September 2017 in Health, Views: 74
Source: Daily Mail

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