WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), launched a first-of-its-kind national data dashboard of non-fatal opioid overdoses across the country. At a time when a non-fatal overdose is a leading predictor for a future fatal overdose, widespread access to this data will help first responders, service providers, and policymakers save more lives. 

To read more about the Dashboard, click HERE.

See coverage below:

USA Today: The White House is now tracking opioid overdoses that don’t kill. Why that’s important.

[Adrianna Rodriguez, 12/8/22]

The White House launched a national data dashboard that for the first time tracks the rate of nonfatal opioid overdoses across the country, which health experts say will help accurately target resources to areas hit hard by the opioid epidemic. 

NPR: The White House unveils a new system to track and better prevent opioid overdoses

[Brian Mann, 12/8/22]

For decades, the U.S. struggled to create a national system for tracking opioid overdoses. Critics including Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) say the lack of accurate, real-time data has made it harder for health officials to respond as black market pain pills, heroin and illicit fentanyl flooded communities.

Thursday morning, the Biden administration moved to close the data gap, unveiling a new website that will track non-fatal opioid overdoses.

CNN: More than 180,000 people overdosed on opioids and survived in the past year, new White House dashboard shows

[Jacqueline Howard, 12/8/22]

There were about 181,806 nonfatal opioid overdoses recorded in the United States in the past year, and it’s taken about 9.8 minutes on average for emergency medical services to reach someone who’s overdosing, according to a data dashboard that the White House debuted Thursday. This first-of-its-kind dashboard was developed to track nonfatal opioid overdoses, which have become a growing public health concern as the US struggles with a decades-long opioid epidemic.

STAT News: Biden administration unveils dashboard to track nonfatal drug overdoses

[Lev Facher, 12/8/22]

The Biden administration is rolling out a new tool meant to help prevent drug deaths: a nationwide database that tracks nonfatal overdoses. The dashboard, known as the Non-Fatal Opioid Overdose Surveillance Tracker, will offer fresh insights about overdose rates, the drug supply, and the effectiveness of local emergency response efforts, the White House said.

Spectrum News: Biden admin. rolls out new dashboard to track non-fatal opioid overdoses

[Rachel Tillman, 12/8/22]

The Biden administration on Thursday set live a new website meant to keep track of non-fatal opioid doses nationwide, aiming to eventually use the data to better “connect people to life-saving treatment for substance use disorder,” the White House said in a statement.

To view the Dashboard, click HERE.

To read President Biden’s Strategy, click HERE.

To read a fact sheet on President Biden’s Strategy, click HERE.

To read about the key actions the Biden-Harris Administration has taken to address addiction and the overdose epidemic, click HERE.


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