CNN: With more money spent marketing opioids, more overdose deaths followed, study says
There appears to be a strong association between the amount of money pharmaceutical companies spend advertising opioids to doctors and the number of prescriptions written for the drugs, subsequently leading to one reason for the rise in opioid overdose deaths. In the United States, opioid marketing is mostly concentrated in the Northeast, particularly in urban areas. However, patients in rural areas still have higher chances of receiving an opioid medication. To read the full article, click here.