Opioid prescribing rate change for select U.S. states 2010-2016

From 2010 to 2016, the prescribing rate for opioids in Ohio decreased by 33 percent. In comparison, the opioid prescribing rate in Texas increased by 11.3 percent between 2015 and 2016. This statistic shows the total percent change in opioid prescribing rates for select U.S. states in different time ranges between 2010 and 2016.

Change in opioid prescribing rates for select U.S. states in the period 2010-2016*

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Opioid prescribing rate is defined as the total number of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) CII-V opioid prescriptions dispensed in the quarter in the state per 1,000 state residents.

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