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Opioid Retail Prescriptions Declined 33% Over 5 Years

Key clinical point: The downward trend of opioid retail prescriptions filled is continuing.

Major finding: The number of opioid prescriptions decreased 33% nationally from 2013 to 2018.

Study details: Data provided to the AMA Task Force from IQVIA and Xponent.

Disclosures: AMA made no disclosures upon release of the report.


AMA Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report.