Column: It’s time for action on opioid abuse

Oregonians are prescribed more than 100 million opioid pain pills every year — more than 25 opioid pills for every man, woman and child. In Oregon, we rank second in the nation for misuse of prescription opioids. In Deschutes County, a whopping 25 percent of residents got a prescription for an opioid like oxycodone and hydrocodone last year.  Please see The Bulletin editorial for the complete commentary.

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