Survey finds opioid prescriptions more common in rural counties
January 17, 2019 06:53 PM
A new Centers for Disease Control report shows Americans living in rural counties are more likely to be prescribed opioids.
Researchers studied over 30,000 doctors over a three-year period. People living in rural counties were nearly 90-percent more likely to be prescribed an opioid than those in more urban areas.
Of the 15 counties with the highest opioid prescriptions, only one was not rural.
Updated: January 17, 2019 06:53 PM
Created: January 17, 2019 06:02 PM
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