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Rx opioids dosage and supply numbers U.S. 2006 vs 2017

Dosage and supply key figures for prescribed opioids in the U.S. in 2006 and 2017

by Matej Mikulic, last edited Jul 22, 2019
Rx opioids dosage and supply numbers U.S. 2006 vs 2017 This statistic depicts some select key figures on dosage and supply of opioid prescriptions in the U.S., comparing the years 2006 and 2017. The average daily morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per opioid prescription stood at 59.7 in 2006, and decreased to 45.3 in 2017. On the other hand, the average number of days of supply per prescription increased significantly.
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Dosage and supply key figures for prescribed opioids in the U.S. in 2006 and 2017

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