Socioeconomic Influences on Non-Medical School Vaccination Exemption Hotspots in Colorado: A Spatial & Statistical Examination
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Socioeconomic Influences on Non-Medical School Vaccination Exemption Hotspots in Colorado: A Spatial & Statistical Examination

This 2024 study analyzes non-medical DTaP and MMR vaccine exemptions in Colorado, correlating them with socioeconomic factors and identifying geographical clusters to inform public health strategies.

Charting the Opioid Terrain: A Decade of Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Distribution Patterns Across the U.S.
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Charting the Opioid Terrain: A Decade of Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Distribution Patterns Across the U.S.

Introduction The opioid epidemic in the United States has unfolded as a devastating public health crisis, characterized by a marked increase in opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose-related deaths. The crisis began in the late 1990s, driven by an upsurge in prescribing opioids for pain management amidst aggressive marketing tactics by pharmaceutical companies. The epidemic has…