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Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in Missouri

Drug overdose deaths are at epidemic levels, and the opioid crisis is a public health emergency. In 2017, there were 47,600 opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States. A total of 952 of these deaths occurred in Missouri. Identifying beneficiaries who are at risk of overdose or abuse is key to addressing this crisis. This data brief will provide information on opioid use in Medicare Part D in Missouri in 2018, including data on beneficiaries who received opioids and data on beneficiaries who may be at serious risk of opioid misuse or overdose.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
June 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in Missouri Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-02-19-00391 2020