In rural America, opioid prescriptions continue to flow, new CDC report shows

“After years of fitful efforts to get doctors to prescribe fewer opioid painkillers, the nation’s annual dose of the potentially addictive medications remained roughly three times higher in 2015 than it was in 1999, when overdose deaths began their historic climb in the U.S.”

Click here to view the original article written by Melissa Healy, July 6, 2017, in the Los Angeles Times.