According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids were involved in more than 48,000 deaths in 2017, and opioid deaths were 6 times higher in 2017 than in 1999. CDC has awarded funding to States to address the nonmedical use of prescription drugs and to address opioid overdoses. We are conducting a series of reviews of States that received CDC funding to enhance their prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). We selected Kentucky for review because it had the second highest age-adjusted drug overdose fatality rate in the United States in 2013.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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