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Injury Prevention Grand Challenge Seed Grant Awardees announced

The University of Maine System Rural Health and Well-being Grand Challenge Initiative’s Injury Prevention Collaborative recently held a seed grant competition for UMS researchers. The program is coordinated by Marcella Sorg and Jamie Wren at the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, with assistance from UMaine’s Office of Research Development. The UMS Injury […]

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February drug overdoses

Sorg’s Drug Overdose Data for February 2021 released

Attorney General Releases Drug Overdose Data for February 2021 March 25, 2021 Data will continue to be updated on a monthly basis AUGUSTA – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released drug overdose data for February 2021, which draws attention to the continued devastation the opioid […]

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380 Mainers have experienced a fatal drug overdose from January - September 2020

Dr. Sorg and Dr. Daley’s Drug Death Report for Q3 2020 Released

AUGUSTA – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released figures demonstrating that drug overdose deaths slightly decreased in the third quarter of 2020, though the total year-to-date deaths is on pace to significantly exceed those in 2019. Attorney General Aaron M. Frey says that the numbers […]

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4,396 Mainers experienced a drug overdose death from 2010-2020 Q2

Dr. Sorg’s Drug Death Report for Q2 2020 released

AUGUSTA – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released figures demonstrating that drug overdose deaths continued to increase in the second quarter of 2020. The report confirms preliminary analysis released by the OAG in July, and mirrors similar increases in other states. Attorney General Aaron M. […]

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Graph shows the frequency of deaths due to non pharmaceutical fentanyl increasing since 2014 to an all time quartile high in Q1 2020 of 76.

Dr. Marcella Sorg’s Enhanced Drug Death Report released by Attorney General

The Maine Office of the Attorney General and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released figures from a report compiled by Dr. Marcella Sorg, a research professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. These figures demonstrate that drug overdose deaths significantly increased during the first quarter of 2020. Additionally, preliminary analysis of the […]

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