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State Reports Decline In Painkiller Prescriptions

Mar 6, 2018

Credit pharmacy.ohio.gov

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy says the number of painkiller prescriptions continues to decline. 

568 million painkillers were dispensed to patients last year, down nearly 30 percent from a high of 793 million in 2012. The board says the data also show a continuing decrease in the number of patients doctor shopping in search of drugs thanks to its computerized reporting system.