CDC: US is biggest Rx opioid market

July 2, 2014 11:06 AM

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CDC: US is biggest Rx opioid market

HCPs prescribed enough opioid painkiller prescriptions in 2012 to give every American adult a full bottle, the Centers for Disease Control reported Tuesday.

This stat—which amounts to 259 million painkiller prescriptions—was part of an overall opioid report that discussed regional differences and control efforts that appear to have helped states dial back the number of prescription opioid-related deaths. Among the CDC's findings: the majority of the hig...

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