Prescription Drug Overdose

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Opioid Prescribing is Still High and Varies from County to County – Digital Press Kit

There has been an overall decline in the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States. But the amount is still extremely high, with the amount of prescribed opioids in 2015 approximately three times higher than the amount in 1999….

7/06/2017 11:47:00 AM

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CDC Releases Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain – Digital Press Kit

As part of the urgent response to the epidemic of overdose deaths, CDC issued new recommendations for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain, excluding cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care….

3/15/2016 8:02:00 AM

Page last reviewed: May 12, 2017