Painkiller prescription rates higher in southern US

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study on opioid painkiller prescription rates last Tuesday. The study looked at prescriptions per 100 residents throughout the U.S. Southern States. 7 of 12 states with the highest prescription rates were found in the South. Alabama had the highest prescription rates in the nation. North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas all joined Alabama with rates about 96 prescriptions per 100 residents.

A summary of the study can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0701-opioid-painkiller.html

Dewey Mooring

Nobody digs deeper than Dewey to understand a client’s business and industry and then translates the learning into creative insights. He leads our account team as well as authors strategic plans, creative briefs, and even oversees research for clients such as Vidant Health, Cooper University Health Care, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, among others.

Dewey regularly speaks at healthcare industry conferences, including the Spring Symposium of the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo), the Hospital Marketing National Conference, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, and the Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society.

He also led the teams that launched the NC Women’s Hospital and NC Children’s Hospital, as well as Vidant Children’s Hospital and the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

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