Maryland Sees 22% Decline in Opioid Prescriptions

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Maryland has seen a reduction in the number of opioid prescriptions over the past three years.

As announced in a press release:

The number of opioid prescriptions in Maryland has dropped by more than 22% since 2017, with nearly 20% fewer patients receiving opiates during the same period, the Hogan administration announced today. This decrease is attributed in part to an electronic prescription tracking system known as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

According to PDMP data released today, the number of opioid prescriptions in Maryland has dropped to about 2.8 million in 2019 from nearly 3.7 million in 2017. The number of patients receiving opioid prescriptions during that time decreased from over 1 million to about 826,000.

For more information:

Hogan Administration Announces 22% Decline in Opioid Prescriptions Since 2017 (Office of Governor Larry Hogan)

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