Insurance survey shows Americans receiving more opioid prescriptions than ever

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The research shows 1 in 5 people received an opioid painkiller prescription at least once in 2015 alone. A new insurance survey conducted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield revealed that over one in five Americans were prescribed opioid painkillers at least one time in 2015. This was based on claims data from policyholders covered by that insurer. Moreover, opioid addiction and dependence claims have skyrocketed by 500 percent from 2010 to 2016. The report on the insurance survey involved data based on coverage for 30 million people across the…

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