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Rx oral solid opioids market share for morphine equivalents U.S. 2017, by drug

Codeine had a two percent share of the total U.S. market of prescription oral solid opioids based on morphine equivalents sold in 2017. However, based on morphine equivalents sold, oxycodone was by far the leading Rx oral solid opioid, with a market share of 46 percent.

Percentage of the prescription oral solid opioid market in the U.S. based on morphine equivalents (MEQ) in 2017, by drug

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Release date

January 2019


United States

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Supplementary notes

Morphine equivalents are a standardized measure used in this study to compare the relative potency of a milligram of each opioid to morphine.
Statistic includes prescription retail and hospital markets.

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