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08.22.2018

Predicting, preventing spread of opioid epidemic in rural and micropolitan areas

By Angie Hunt, Iowa State University News Service

The rapid increase of opioid overdose deaths in rural communities across the country has far outpaced the overdose rate in urban areas, and an Iowa State University-led research team wants to know why. The researchers’ goal is to identify prevention strategies and use big data to predict which communities may be at risk.