Updated January 2023
American Medical Association
Total dispensed prescriptions to treat opioid use disorder (2012-2021)
From 2012 to 2021, medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD) increased 104%; from 2020 to 2021, however, it only increased 1.6%.
Total dispensed prescriptions for naloxone in retail pharmacies (2012-2021)
From 2016 to 2021, naloxone prescriptions dispensed from pharmacies increased from almost 134,000 to nearly 1.2 million prescriptions.
Opioid prescriptions by state (2012-2021)
From 2012 to 2021, every state in the nation saw a large decrease of prescription opioids dispensed from retail pharmacies.
Prescription drug monitoring program national survey (2022)
Physicians and other authorized users queried state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) more than 1.1 billion times in 2021
Issue brief: Nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic continues to worsen
This issue brief provides a one-page overview of the epidemic and select AMA advocacy initiatives and resources.