(PDF Download) MMWR: Methadone Prescribing and Overdose and the Association with Medicaid Preferred Drug List Policies — United States, 2007–2014

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From 1999 to 2014, the overall prescription opioid overdose death rate (involving natural and semisynthetic opioids and methadone) increased 300%, from 1.2 persons per 100,000 population (3,442 persons) in 1999 to 4.6 (14,838) in 2014 (Figure 1). The rate of methadone overdose deaths increased 600%, from 0.3 persons per 100,000 in 1999 (784) to 1.8 in 2006 (5,406), was stable in 2007 (5,518), and then declined 39% to 1.1 (3,400) in 2014.
MMWR / March 31, 2017 / Vol. 66 / No. 12 US Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: March 2017 (4 pages)

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