Prescription Rates by County Data Captured by the NC Controlled Substance Reporting System (CSRS)

December 22nd, 2016

North Carolina’s Health and Human Services published an interactive map showing information, by county, of the prescribing rates for opioids, benzodiazepines and stimulants for the years 2012 through 2015. It also includes the average morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs. In a recent blog, Dr. Jana Burson explored the data for her county, resulting in questions regarding the MME calculations and how buprenorphine may skew the data. According to Alex Asbun, Manager of the DMHDDSAS Drug Control Unit, additional data maps will be issued over the next several weeks, including buprenorphine and other specific opioid medications.

Interactive Data Map

Dr. Burson’s Blog

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