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Jump reported in opioid-related emergency room visits

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There was a 99 percent increase in emergency room visits in the United States for opioid-related illnesses from 2005 to 2014.

That's according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

These ER visits reached 1.27 million in a single year.

The biggest increase in hospitalizations and ER visits was among people ages 25 to 44. Women are now as likely to be admitted for inpatient treatment for opioids as men.