Pennsylvania NEWS

PA Physicians are Writing Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

According to the American Medical Association's 2019 Opioid Progress Report, Pennsylvania's physicians are writing fewer opioid prescriptions while increasing their usage of the state’s prescription drug monitoring program.
The report, released June 6, shows that the number of opioid prescriptions written in the state dropped 43 percent between 2013 and 2018, the fifth-largest drop nationally.

The report provides state-by-state figures for prescriptions written as well as the number of providers who have registered for their state’s prescription drug monitoring programs, or PDMPs, which collect information on all filled prescriptions for controlled substances.

Visit the American Medical Association's website to learn more.