How Doctors in the US Prescribe Opioids — Four Charts

CNBC (04/19) – […] The nation’s opioid crisis, which claimed more than 350,000 lives between 1999 and 2016, isn’t solely linked to illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl. “In too many cases, addiction still starts with a prescriber’s pen,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said of the opioid epidemic in a speech this month. “The number of prescriptions being written is still too high.” Read more

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