Opioid Death Rates Soared in Communities Where Pain Pills Flowed
The Washington Post
Jul 17, 2019
Rural communities in several states with the highest per capita rate of opioid overdose deaths also had the highest portion of pain pills distributed by major drug companies, a new analysis from The Washington Post shows. West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky along the Appalachian Mountains were hit particularly hard. (Subscription may be required to view article).
Appalachia · Mortality · Prescription drug abuse · Statistics and data · Kentucky · Virginia · West Virginia