This state tops the CDC’s list of painkiller prescription rates

July 2, 2014 4:41 PM

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This state tops the CDC’s list of painkiller prescription rates

Hint: Many of the highest prescribing states are located in the South.

Opioid painkiller prescriptions vary greatly between states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recently released Vital Signs report indicates that out of the 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkiller that health care providers wrote in 2012, there were many more prescriptions in...

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