Omissions On Death Certificates Lead To Undercounting Of Opioid Overdoses

(By Jake Harper, Side Effects Public Media in partnership with NPR and Kaiser Health News)

In a refrigerator in the coroner’s office in Marion County, Ind., rows of vials await testing. They contain blood, urine and vitreous, the fluid collected from inside a human eye.

In overdose cases, the fluids may contain clues for investigators. Continue reading article here…

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