Study: opioid prescriptions are falling in Virginia

A report from the Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association indicates some progress in one front to combat the opioid epidemic — fewer prescriptions. The association had a team look a Medicaid and commercial prescription records for opioids in Virginia from January of 2015 through December of 2016, and it shows the number of such prescriptions fell by about 15% over that two-year period. More from WLNI’s Evan Jones.

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