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AREA OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS TOP 56,000 IN 2018 4th QUARTER

(Whitewater Valley)--New numbers show the number of area residents who have had opioid prescriptions.  In the last quarter of last year, in a six-county area that includes Wayne, Union, Fayette, Franklin, Randolph, and Henry County, there were a total of 56, 707 opioid prescriptions written.  That’s roughly one prescription written for every three residents in that six-county area.  Wayne County has far and away the most, with just over 19,000 opioid prescriptions written in the fourth quarter of last year.

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