Alternate Title: DEA Bulletin: Updating the Prescription Opioid Threat in Pennsylvania
From the Document: "The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Philadelphia Division's Intelligence Program (PDIP) reviewed a set of data indicators for the years 2015-2018 to assess the current prescription opioid threat in Pennsylvania. Analysis revealed that a positive change in the prescription opioid threat may be underway, as evidenced by decreased levels of prescription opioids ordered and dispensed; fewer patients receiving prescription opioids; decreases in prescription opioids dispensed to age groups more associated with illicit opioid use/overdose; and decreased presence of prescription opioids in overdose deaths. However, this situation may be tempered by trends indicating increased dispensing of higher strength pills and increases in the average amount of medication dispensed per patient."
DEA-PHL-BUL-073-19; Drug Enforcement Administration Philadelphia Division Bulletin 187-17
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