CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report

Where you live matters: How does opioid prescribing vary across the U.S.?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Thursday, July 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

Opioid prescribing declined between 2010 and 2015 but remains at high levels and varies from county to county in the U.S., according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Providers in the highest-prescribing counties prescribed 6 times more opioids per person than in the lowest-prescribing counties in 2015.

Who

Acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat, M.D.

When

Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Dial-In

Media: 888-795-0855
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INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions
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