State should investigate alarming S.J. opioid prescription rates

January 12, 2018

The latest New Jersey Health and Well-Being Poll, in which the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy takes the pulse of residents on various issues, looked at how often people get opioid prescriptions and what they do with the medicines.

 “The percentage reporting prescriptions in the southeast, at 46 percent, is jaw-dropping,” said Joel Cantor, lead poll investigator and a professor at Rutgers.

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