Information for Opioid Prescribers

Opioid overdose is a major public health problem, accounting
for almost 17,000 deaths a year in the United States. Overdose involves both males and females of all ages,
ethnicities, and demographic and economic characteristics, and
involves both illicit opioids such as heroin and, increasingly, prescription
opioid analgesics such as oxycodone, hydrocodone,
fentanyl and methadone. More.