Number of opioid prescriptions has NOT dropped in 10 years despite the CDC’s claim that the addiction epidemic is being controlled


Doctors are still prescribing just as many opioid painkillers to Americans now as they were in 2010, despite the highly-publicized addiction crisis, new research suggests.

Opioid overdoses killed more than 64,000 people in 2016, and experts largely agree that current crisis is driven in part by over-prescription of the addictive painkillers.

In an effort to curb this trend, prescription drug monitoring programs have been implemented or intensified.

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