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County-Level Opioid Dispensation Directly Associates With Individual Opioid Misuse, Dependence

By using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s retail opioid prescription database, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s retail opioid prescription database, the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System, and the US Census, researchers investigated if county level changes in opioid dispensing rates affect dependence, frequency of use, as well as individual level prescription opioid misuse.

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