Opioid Prescribing: Where You Live Matters

Center for Disease Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified that vast differences are present in the rates of opioid prescriptions across US counties. “Providers in the highest prescribing counties prescribed 6 times more opioids per person than the lowest prescribing counties in 2015.” The CDC offers guidance for safe prescribing as well as education resources and community drug-monitoring tools.

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