Volume of Opioids Prescribed in U.S. Declined 17 Percent in 2018
A new report finds the volume of opioids prescribed in the United States last year declined 17 percent, according to Bloomberg.
Deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids (not including methadone), rose a staggering 72 percent in just one year, from 2014 to 2015. Government agencies and officials of all types are rightly concerned by what some are describing as the third wave of our ongoing opioid epidemic.