Number of opioid prescriptions U.S. 2014-2017

Number of annual opioid prescriptions in the U.S. from 2014 to 2017

Number of opioid prescriptions U.S. 2014-2017 This statistic depicts the annual number of opioid prescriptions in the U.S. from 2014 to 2017. During 2017, there were around 191 million prescriptions filled for opioids among patients in the United States.
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Number of annual opioid prescriptions in the U.S. from 2014 to 2017

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Number of prescriptions
2014240,993,021
2015226,819,924
2016214,881,622
2017191,146,822
Number of prescriptions
2014240,993,021
2015226,819,924
2016214,881,622
2017191,146,822
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This statistic depicts the annual number of opioid prescriptions in the U.S. from 2014 to 2017. During 2017, there were around 191 million prescriptions filled for opioids among patients in the United States.
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Release date
2018
Region
North America, United States
Survey time period
2014 to 2017
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Figures for the years 2014 to 2016 were taken from the previous year's report.
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