Opioid Prescribing Rate by County
Although the national opioid prescribing rate is falling, the rates remains extremely high in some U.S. counties. This interactive visualization by the American Public Media (APM) Research Lab shows the number of opioids prescribed in "retail" (non-hospital) pharmacies relative to county population size.
Select a year to explore the trends. Hover over a county to see the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed for every 100 residents.