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Drug checking: a potential solution to the opioid overdose epidemic?

Overview of attention for article published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, May 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)

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Title
Drug checking: a potential solution to the opioid overdose epidemic?
Published in
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13011-018-0156-3
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Authors

Geoff Bardwell, Thomas Kerr

Abstract

North America is experiencing an overdose epidemic driven in part by the proliferation of illicitly-manufactured fentanyl and related analogues. In response, communities are scaling up novel overdose prevention interventions. Included are drug checking technologies. Drug checking technologies aim to identify the contents of illicit drugs. These technologies vary considerably in terms of cost, accuracy, and usability, and while efforts are now underway to implement drug checking programs for people who inject drugs, there remains a lack of rigorous evaluation of their impacts. Given the ongoing overdose crisis and the urgent need for effective responses, research on drug checking should be prioritized. However, while such research should be supported, it should be completed before these technologies are widely implemented.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 57 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 16%
Researcher 9 16%
Student > Master 5 9%
Other 4 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 7%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 19 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 8 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 11%
Psychology 4 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Chemistry 3 5%
Other 12 21%
Unknown 21 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 October 2021.
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#2,001,617
of 22,261,010 outputs
Outputs from Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
#91
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#42,879
of 301,974 outputs
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