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Fatal Overdose Review Panels—Overview of Laws in Six States

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January 28, 2018

In the rapidly shifting contours of the opioid crisis, it is vital that governments, clinicians, and the public have access to timely, comprehensive data on overdose deaths. Unfortunately, such data are rarely available. A handful of states have established bodies that specifically review overdose deaths to provide additional data and, typically, make recommendations for policy improvements. This brief explains and contrasts the specifics of panels in the six states that have established them.