Seniors in the deep South and rural western states prescribed most benzodiazepines and opioids
Older male doctors in the South and in rural western states are prescribing the most sedatives and opioids to seniors, according to a new University of Michigan (U-M) study. And those receiving the drugs are more often than not less educated, from areas with lower incomes and at higher risk for suicide. States with the highest intensity of prescribing were Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida and Louisiana.
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