The Opioid Epidemic Cost Distribution?

FY: 2015 – 2018






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  1. Outpatient Prescription Opioid Expenses Totaled $7.7 Billion in 2017

    Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) recently analyzed outpatient opioid prescription expenses for adults. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • In 2017, total outpatient prescription opioid expenses for adults totaled $7.7 billion.
    • Hydrocodone and oxycodone accounted for $3.5 and $2.2 billion of total expenses.
    • Total outpatient prescription opioid fills for adults totaled 110.4 million.
    • Hydrocodone, oxycodone, and tramadol accounted for over 85% of these fills in 2017.

    Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, April 2020


  2. Opioid Crisis
    Landmark trial over the opioid crisis is set to start next week at ground zero.
    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA


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