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Opioid prescriptions down 33% from 2013 to 2018, report finds

The number of opioid prescriptions dropped 33% nationwide from 2013 to 2018, while prescription strength fell 17.1% last year, according to a report from the American Medical Association. Meanwhile, prescriptions of opioid overdose drug naloxone hit record levels to over 598,000 filled prescriptions last year, up 107% from 2017.

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