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Opioid Painkiller Prescribing: Where You Live Makes a Difference

This month’s Vital Signs reports health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for painkillers in 2012, enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills. Higher prescribing of painkillers is associated with more overdose deaths. The report also has examples of states that reversed its overdose trend.

Published: 1 Jul 2014. By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Copyright © 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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