CMS Roadmap: Fighting the Opioid Crisis

  • Opioids killed more than 47,000 in 2017, or 130 people per day
  • 36% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid
  • 3 out of 4 people who used heroin misused Rx opioids first
  • Over 2M people have an Opioud Use Disorder (OUD)
  • Only 20% of people with OUD receive treatment

> See the Infographic, CMS.gov, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, November 2019

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