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Green participates in opioid problem study

WalletHub report analyzes opioid problems by state

A recent WalletHub report analyzed key metrics involved in drug use and addiction to establish the states that had the worst drug problem rates. This study used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - measured from 2016-2019 - to determine the rankings using 22 key indicators classified into three categories; drug use and addiction, law enforcement, and drug health issues and rehab.

Faculty Associate Kerry Green participated in the investigation as one of a panel of experts. She told Joseph Ostapiuk of SiLive that over prescription of opioids was a factor in the larger issue of drug use. “American doctors began overprescribing opioids due to aggressive and, at times inaccurate, marketing by pharmaceutical companies," she said. "There were a lot of discussions of the benefits and very little mention of the risks.”

See the complete WalletHub report

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