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Medicine’s Ryan Marino explains need to treat overdoses quickly

Understanding opioid overdoses and why they happen

HealthlineRyan Marino, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, explained the high risk of dying from an opioid overdose if the person is not treated right away. “Overdoses usually happen rather quickly and can lead to death rather quickly, as well (on the scale of minutes),” Marino said. “Time is critical to treat an overdose and save someone’s life. Many people [die] because they do not receive care in time.”