A Noticeable Decline In The Opioid Epidemic
There are signs the opioid epidemic could be letting up, according to a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA).The AMA reports that opioid prescriptions have decreased 33 percent between 2013 and 2018, including a 12.4 percent decrease from 2017 and 2018. It also reports that more physicians and healthcare providers are trained and involved in continuing education regarding opioid prescribing, pain management, opioid use and substance use disorder treatment. In addition, a growing number of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are certified to treat opioid use disorder – more than 66,000 by 2018.
Source: MG News
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