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Maine Releases 2017 State Drug Death Statistics

In an interview this week on the radio show “Wabanaki Windows” on WERU Dr. Marcella Sorg discussed the report on Maine drug death statistics for 2017 with radio host Donna Loring. The State of Maine saw 418 drug-induced deaths in 2017, according to figures recently released by Attorney General Janet Mills. Drug overdose deaths increased […]

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Marcella Sorg presenting a webinar on drug topics

Dr. Marcella Sorg, Research Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, will be presenting a webinar with Dr. Lisa Marsch of Dartmouth on “Understanding the Increase in Opiod Overdoses: NDEWS New Hampshire Hotspot Study Results.” The webinar will be Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 12:00 noon. To register use this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/18de12bebdbc0a944ac87b605f06faf5 More information at […]

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Sorg’s Research on Drug Deaths in the News

The first half of 2017 saw 185 drug overdose deaths in Maine, according to data recently released by the state. Dr. Marcella Sorg of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center has tracked overdose deaths and trends for the state for years, and her research shows that the number of deaths linked to the powerful synthetic opioid […]

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Marcella Sorg’s research on drug overdose deaths in Maine

Research conducted by Marcella Sorg, PhD, of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, for the Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner shows that in 2016 there was a nearly 40% increase in deaths due to a drug overdose from 2015. The overwhelming majority of these deaths, 84%, were caused alone or in […]

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Sorg’s Research on Drug Overdose Deaths in Maine in BDN

Drug overdose deaths in Maine continue to surge,  fueled largely by an increase in deaths due to fentanyl, as reported by the Office of the Maine Attorney General, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and Dr. Marcella Sorg of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. Attorney General Janet T. Mills today released statistics on drug […]

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New Issue of Maine Policy Review

The latest issue of Maine Policy Review is now available on Digital Commons. Volume 25, number 1, features articles and commentaries on topics of waste management in Maine, immigration and demographic changes, drug-induced mortality in the state, the proposed park in Maine’s north woods, and community development. This issue also includes the 2015 Margaret Chase Smith Library high school essay contest […]

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Sorg’s Research on Heroin in Maine in the News

Professor Marcella Sorg’s research on drug overdose deaths in Maine has been in the press recently. Her work has been cited in the Washington Post, Portland Press Herald and Maine Sun Journal. Sorg has been reviewing overdose data provided by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner since 1997. A broad picture shows the increase in […]

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Marcella Sorg Will Lead Project To Analyze Data on Violent Deaths

Dr. Marcella Sorg of the University of Maine and Dr. Margaret Greenwald, recently retired Chief Medical Examiner, will lead Maine’s effort in a newly announced project to analyze violent deaths. The State of Maine has received funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather critical data on violent deaths in Maine […]

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