U.S. adults who blame the pharmaceutical industry for the opioid epidemic as of 2017

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

by Matej Mikulic, last edited Nov 6, 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 adults in the U.S. who blamed prescribing pressure from the pharmaceutical industry for the opioid problem in the U.S. as of 2017

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