Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some news from the broader opioid front with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy’s recent release of a report from the state’s Automated Rx Reporting System that found that opioid prescribing in Ohio declined for the fourth year in a row in 2016.
From 2012-2016, the total number of opioids dispensed to Ohio patients decreased by 20.4% from a peak of 793 million doses to 631 million. The report also noted that the number of opioid prescriptions also decreased by 20% during the same period, and Ohio saw a 78.2% decrease in the number of people engaging in doctor shopping. The OARRS system has continued to see increased usage, reaching an all-time high of 24.11 million requests in 2016.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!