“The deadly synthetic fentanyl and a shortage of treatment facilities will fuel the opioid epidemic over the next five years — and fatalities will climb before finally tapering off, according to mathematical models developed by Northeastern researchers.
“Things are going to get worse before they get better,” said James Benneyan, professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. “No single intervention is going to make the difference.”
An army of students, faculty and post-docs at the university have spent the last year developing models to predict the future of the opioid crisis, down to deaths by ZIP code.”
Read more at: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/11/group_fentanyl_to_fuel_opioid_deaths_5_more_years
Source: BostonHerald.com – November 1, 2017
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