Percentage of adults in the U.S. who blamed prescribing pressure from the pharmaceutical industry for the opioid problem in the U.S. as of 2017

U.S. adults who blame the pharmaceutical industry for the opioid epidemic as of 2017 This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults who blamed prescribing pressure from the pharmaceutical industry on doctors for the opioid problem in the United States as of 2017. According to the survey, 50 percent of survey respondents indicated that they blamed the pharmaceutical industry a lot for the opioid problem in the U.S. because they encouraged doctors to prescribe opioids. Opioids are a substance that act on opioid receptors in the brain and are primarily used as a pain relieving drug. Opioids are highly addictive and can cause fatal overdose when used outside of medicinal practices.
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Percentage of respondents
A lot50%
Some22%
Only a litte10%
Not at all6%
Not sure12%
Percentage of respondents
A lot50%
Some22%
Only a litte10%
Not at all6%
Not sure12%
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This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults who blamed prescribing pressure from the pharmaceutical industry on doctors for the opioid problem in the United States as of 2017. According to the survey, 50 percent of survey respondents indicated that they blamed the pharmaceutical industry a lot for the opioid problem in the U.S. because they encouraged doctors to prescribe opioids. Opioids are a substance that act on opioid receptors in the brain and are primarily used as a pain relieving drug. Opioids are highly addictive and can cause fatal overdose when used outside of medicinal practices.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
October 29 to 31, 2017
Number of respondents
1,500 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online interview
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Original Question: How much do you blame each of the following for the opioid problem? -pharmaceutical industry encouraging doctors to prescribe opioids

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