Americans were prescribed an average of 59 prescriptions per 100 people in 2017

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The amfAR Opioid & Health Indicators Database in Action

The Opioid & Health Indicators Database is a free resource for policymakers, advocates, journalists, academics, and anyone else interested in learning more about the opioid epidemic and its intersection with HIV, Hepatitis C, and other infectious disease consequences of the rise in injection drug use.

The database has been used by a number of groups, including amfAR staff, to further investigate these epidemics. Below are a few examples of the database in academic pieces and in print and digital media.

Health Affairs

Despite Infectious Disease Outbreaks Linked to Opioid Crisis, Most Substance Abuse Facilities Don't Test for HIV or HCV (amfAR staff, Oct. 2018)

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Vox

Needle exchanges have been proved to work against opioid addiction. They’re banned in 15 states (German Lopez, Jun. 2018)

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New York Times

An Opioid Crisis Foretold (Editorial, Apr. 2018)

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Vox

To understand why America’s opioid epidemic keeps getting worse, just look at this map (German Lopez, Jan. 2018)

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Health Affairs

Where Multiple Modes Of Medication-Assisted Treatment Are Available (amfAR staff, Jan. 2018)

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American Journal of Public Health

Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Access to Opioid Analgesic Medications and Medication-Assisted Treatment (amfAR staff, May 2018)

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