The following are the most popular opioid medications dispensed in Boston, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data.
The BLS data includes all prescription opioid prescriptions in the US, as well as prescriptions for non-prescription opioids and a limited number of prescription opioids and non-perfumed medications.
This includes prescription opioid painkillers, non-oxycodone painkillers and nonopioid painkillers.
These numbers include non-drugged opioids and prescription opioids that are prescribed without a prescription.
The first number represents the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed by the most populous city in the United States, while the second number represents prescriptions dispended by the largest city.
The third number represents non-narcotic opioids dispensed within Boston.
The fourth number represents total opioid prescriptions, excluding those dispensed for nonprescription and nonperfused opioids.
The fifth number represents number of patients who received opioid prescriptions during the survey period.
Source: BLS Bureau of Labour Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Health and Human Services, United States Department of Health and Medicare, Office of National Drug Control Policy, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Census Bureau, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, Bureau for the National Pathology Laboratory and Biomedical Imaging and Diagnostics (CNPHL), Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau National Financial Forecasting Service, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UMass Health, University at Buffalo, Ohio State University, Ohio University, University Of Illinois College Of Medicine, Boston University, The University Of Massachusetts, The Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Boston College, Boston Harbor Hospital, Boston Healthcare, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Boston Medical Center and University Hospices Of Southern California, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
BLS data can be found here.