Health, Politics

Governor Hogan announces 22 percent decline in opioid prescriptions since 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The number of opioid prescriptions in Maryland has dropped by more than 22 percent since 2017, with nearly 20% fewer patients receiving opiates during the same period, the Hogan administration announced on Friday. This decrease is attributed, in part, to an electronic prescription tracking system known as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The PDMP—operated by the Maryland Department …