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Study: Opioid prescriptions down 22% over last 5 years

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Posted at 5:50 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 05:50:01-04

A new study says opioid prescriptions are down 22% over the last five years.

The American Medical Association found there's around 55 million less prescriptions over that time.

From 2016-2017, there was a 9% decrease in prescriptions. 

Researchers say increased use of state monitoring programs and increased access to naloxone contributed to the decrease.