News

May 13, 2016

75% of opioid misuse begins with medications not prescribed to the users, according to Richard Miech

Richard Miech’s work with data from Monitoring the Future was used in a story in the NH Voice which finds that 75% of all opioid misuse begins with people taking medications which were not prescribed to them.

Read that story here. See also a column in Scientific American, Opioid Addiction Is a Huge Problem, but Pain Prescriptions Are Not the Cause.