The Prescription Behavior Surveillance System (PBSS) collects deindentified data from state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to identify treads in controlled substance prescribing and dispensing and indicators of non-medical use and diversion. This 2016 report looks at the geographic distribution of opioid prescribing and compares that to data on the geographic distribution of patients treated for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance, US Department of Justice
PBSS Issue Brief: Geographic Patterns in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Prescription Opioids in Kentucky
A report on the geographic distribution of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome and opioid prescriptions in Kentucky