DPH Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Georgia Report 2016-2017

This report describes opioid prescribing patterns in Georgia during 2016-2017. Prescription data from the Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) were analyzed by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Epidemiology Program Drug Overdose Surveillance Unit. Detailed analyses of the PDMP data were conducted to measure the total number of opioid prescriptions, number of patients receiving opioids, drug type, days dispensed, and other indicators of prescribing such as overlapping opioid or opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions.

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