Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015

  title={Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015},
  author={Gery P. Guy and Kun Zhang and Michele K. Bohm and Jan L Losby and Brian Wellington Lewis and Randall Young and Louise B Murphy and D. T. Mc Dowell},
  booktitle={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
BACKGROUND Prescription opioid-related overdose deaths increased sharply during 1999-2010 in the United States in parallel with increased opioid prescribing. CDC assessed changes in national-level and county-level opioid prescribing during 2006-2015. METHODS CDC analyzed retail prescription data from QuintilesIMS to assess opioid prescribing in the United States from 2006 to 2015, including rates, amounts, dosages, and durations prescribed. CDC examined county-level prescribing patterns in… CONTINUE READING
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