Opioid overdose deaths decline slightly in first quarter of 2020

Felice J Freyer

“We are still seeing a lot of overdoses,” said Dr. Jessie M. Gaeta, chief medical officer for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. “We’re also worried that the percentage of them that are fatal are higher, just from our anecdotal experience. . . . Right now, we’re hearing about more of our patients dying than we’re used to seeing.”