Annual deaths from overdose in the United States quadrupled from 1999 to 2017. The causes for this are many. Recent data suggests the rate off overdose deaths is increasing. While opioids are the focus of media coverage of this drug overdose epidemic, the reality is overdose happens with many types of drugs, through patient confusion, poor communication between medical professionals and caretakers, inadequate record keeping, and the unintended interaction between different drugs.
The MyCurrentMeds system is designed to address signficant parts of this problem: Accidental overdose due to poor record keeping, patient confusion, and unintentional over-prescription.
More statistics about the stunning rise of overdosing in the United States can be read here.