Opioid prescription decline data misleading – addiction expert says heroin and fentanyl still driving opioid overdose deaths higher

CNT’s Medical Director says CDC data on opioid prescription decline is misleading and it does not indicate that we have turned a corner in fighting this epidemic.

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  • Nationally, the analysis found that the amount of opioids prescribed fell 18 percent from 2010-15, though it increased in 23 percent of the counties.