259 Million Opiate-Painkiller Prescriptions Were Written in 2019

A staggering statistic about the number of prescription painkillers that have been legally flooding the United States. Highly addictive opiates like Oxycontin have created a drug problem that spans all walks of life. To put it in perspective, there are 319 million people that live in the US so nearly 1 opiate-painkiller has been prescribed per person.

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