New Stats Show Prescription Opioid Deaths Down in Tennessee - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 10, 2018
Deaths attributed to prescription painkillers dropped for the first time in five years in Tennessee last year, The Tennessean reports. The decrease, a total of 12 percent, is likely the result of opioid prescriptions becoming weaker and less common throughout Tennessee over the past five years. Fentanyl deaths, however, have increased, indicating that as prescription opioids become less available, addicts are turning to more dangerous illegal drugs.