Tennessee is making strides in reducing number of opioid prescriptions

A new report published by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science (“Medicine Use and Spending in the U.S.,” April 2018) shows that Tennesseans filled 6,709,154 opioid prescriptions at retail pharmacies in 2017, a nearly 9 percent decrease from the previous year and a 21.3 percent drop from 2013. Tennessee outperformed most of its contiguous states and is on par with the national average for year-over-year improvements and five-year trends.

Read more about this important decrease in opioid prescribing here.

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