Opioid painkiller prescriptions and overdoses more common in certain US states
(dailyRx News) Medications intended to ease pain can sometimes cause more when an overdose occurs. People in certain US states may be at a greater risk for overdoses based on the prescription practices in those states.
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of opioid painkiller prescriptions vary greatly from state to state.
The report showed that Southern states had the highest rates of opioid prescriptions.
CDC urged the public to use medications only as prescribed and to not share prescription medications.
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