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National Overdose Epidemic Report—How is Ohio Doing?


Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) released its 2023 Overdose Epidemic Report. It finds opioid prescribing by physicians and other health professionals decreased for the 13th consecutive year, down nearly 50% since 2012, while overdoses and deaths related to illicitly manufactured fentanyl, xylazine and other synthetic substances continue to increase.

The report provides state specific data with some encouraging signs for Ohio and areas for improvement. In particular, Ohio leads the nation in physician queries to its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

Ohio's Report Highlights:

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