Opioid Crisis Fast Facts – CNN

Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain-educing properties of opium. Prescription painkillers like morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone are opioids. Illegal drugs like heroin and illicitly made fentanyl are also opioids. The word “opioid” is derived from the word “opium.” Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee had the highest opioid prescription rates in 2018. Common Opioids Opioids […]