'Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring of Opioid Use': States Have Taken Action to Address the Opioid Epidemic [presentation] [open pdf - 567KB]
From the Presentation: "Opioid abuse and overdose deaths are at crisis levels in the United States.  More than 47,000 Americans died of drug overdoses involving opioids in 2017.  Ensuring the appropriate use and prescribing of opioids is essential to protecting the health and safety of Medicaid beneficiaries and the integrity of the Medicaid program. [...] This report summarizes and compares information provided by the eight States as of October and November 2018."
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General: https://oig.hhs.gov/