The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.
Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. In 2016, 40% all opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid.
Learn more here:
Understanding the Epidemic
Information for Patients
Information for Providers
Opioid Abuse Statistics by County