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Adults Treated For Chronic Pain Are 14% Of The Population & Account For Half Of Opioid Prescriptions

News | October 28, 2019

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Adults treated for chronic pain comprised approximately 14% of all adults, and account for approximately 52.8% of all prescription fills. Among adults who were prescribed an opioid between 2013 and 2015, about 36.2% had a condition associated with chronic pain. These adults were substantially more likely (40.5%) to have had some opioid use than adults…

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