Report: Opioid Prescriptions Down 13% in South Dakota in 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota doctors are finding progress in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

That’s according to a national report provided by the South Dakota State Medical Association. It says opioid prescriptions in the state were down more than 13 percent last year.

It also says there was a 13 percent increase in healthcare professionals registered in the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

The report says there was a 12 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions in Iowa and Minnesota.

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