Number of opioid prescriptions U.S. 2006-2022

Number of annual opioid prescriptions in the U.S. from 2006 to 2022

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Release date

December 2023


North America, United States

Survey time period

2006 to 2022

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

"Source for all dispensing data: IQVIA Xponent 2006–2020. IQVIA Xponent is based on a sample of approximately 50,400 retail (non-hospital) pharmacies, which dispense nearly 92% of all retail prescriptions in the United States. For this database, a prescription is a new or refill prescription dispensed at a retail pharmacy in the sample and paid for by commercial insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, cash or its equivalent, and other third-party coverage. This database does not include mail order prescriptions."

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