Opioid Prescriptions By State

Prescribing rates per 100 persons (in quartiles), by state and drug type — IMS Health, United States, 2012 Opioid pain relievers and benzodiazepine sedatives are commonly prescribed in the United States. They are frequently prescribed to the same patient....

Opioid Overdoses

The number of lives lost to opioid overdoses is increasing rapidly, according to a new Ontario study — and the bulk of the deaths are clustered among the young. Researchers who combed through death records from the Ontario chief coroner’s office found that the overall...
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