This is a report from Trust for America’s Health about prescription drug abuse, with data on overdose deaths by state and information on how each state fares regarding various strategies to address the issue.
On the site, you can compare how Missouri (now the only state without Prescription Drug Monitoring) compares to other states. More individual state data can be found by downloading the full report, which is available in the right column of the summary page.
by Harold Miller, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform
as presented during MSMA’s 2011 Annual Convention
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