Opioid Prescriptions Drop 9 Percent, but Not Far Enough


The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year — the biggest drop in 25 years. People in the U.S. consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. The Institute for Human Data Science, a health data firm, shared those figures Thursday, revealing a nine percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by both retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent, the study noted.

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  1. Mothers Against Heroin

    If we want to stop opiate addiction then we should force Mexico to shut down it’s poppy production. Mexico IS the reason we have a heroin epidemic.