Try our corporate solution for free!
+1 (212) 419-5770

Share of opioid and naloxone prescriptions in the U.S. 2018, by prescriber specialty

Primary care physicians accounted for around 30 percent of opioid and naloxone prescriptions in the U.S. in 2018. Naxolone is used to block the effects of opioids and is used to treat opioid overdose.

Distribution of opioid and naloxone prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. in 2018, by prescriber specialty*

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% Discount until October 31st
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* High dose opioid prescriptions which are defined ≥50 morphine milligram equivalents per day.

** Primary care includes family practice, general practice, and internal medicine.

*** Pain medicine includes anesthesiology, pain medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

^ Other includes clinical pharmacology, dermatology, dermatopathology, genetics, hospice and palliative medicine, medical microbiology, naturopathic doctor, neurology, neurophysiology, nuclear medicine, nutrition, occupational medicine, optometry, otology, pathology, pharmacist, podiatry, psychology, radiology, sports medicine, unspecified, and other. Pharmacists are included among other specialties given their limited ability to prescribe opioids.

^^ Medical subspecialties include allergy, cardiology, cardiovascular, diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, hepatology, hospitalist, immunology, infectious disease, nephrology, oncology, pulmonary disease, and rheumatology.

^^^ Includes dentists, endodontics, orthodontics, pedodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Oral and maxillofacial surgery are classified as surgery.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Pharmacy care in the United Kingdom"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.