April 28, 2014

Rising Use of Painkillers

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The volume of often-abused hydrocodone and oxycodone painkillers dispensed by Oklahoma pharmacies has climbed by 51 percent and 77 percent, respectively, since 2008.

Hydrocodone Oxycodone

Source: Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Prescription Monitoring Program

Warren Vieth can be reached at wvieth@oklahomawatch.org