Opioid painkillers are prescribed widely in New Jersey and many families hold onto the drugs after their prescribed use, according to a new poll by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.
About one-in-three New Jersey households (31 percent) were prescribed opioid painkillers in the past year. Of that number about one-third admit they plan to keep leftover painkillers in case they are needed in the future. Opioid prescribing rates range from a high of 46 percent of households in the Southeastern part of the state to a low of 22 percent in the Northeast.
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Source: Rutgers Today