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 Opioid Prescribing

  • In 2015 opioids were prescribed 3 times more often in the United States than in 1999. 
  • Healthcare providers prescribe at different rates across the state and in the nation, putting some individuals at greater risk for addiction and overdose.
  • The CDC can help prescribers and patients utilize evidence-based guidelines for safer use of opioids.