GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Barbiturates Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Barbiturates account for approximately one-third of every reported fatal drug overdose."

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"Approximately 3 million Americans have used barbiturates for nonmedical purposes at least once in their lifetime."

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"The number of barbiturate prescriptions written by physicians in the United States each year is around 12 million."

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"Barbiturate-induced deaths decreased by 41% from 2,242 in 1999 to 1,329 in 2014."

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"In 2017, around 0.3% of 12th graders reported past-year use of barbiturates."

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"69% of the people who misuse barbiturates are doing so under a doctor’s prescription."

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"Men are more likely to die from a barbiturate overdose, with a 2:1 ratio to women."

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"The annual number of emergency department visits related to barbiturate use was 25,400 in the United States in 2011."

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"In the United States, adults aged between 18-25 years old had the highest rate of misusing barbiturates for nonmedical use at 0.4%."

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"In 2018, about 9.9 million people aged 12 or older misused prescription sedatives including barbiturates."

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"In the 1960s and 1970s, barbiturates contributed to nearly 30% of all recorded drug- and alcohol-related deaths."

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"Between 2013-2015, there were 396 deaths in England and Wales where barbiturates were mentioned on the death certificate."

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"In the UK, the number of prescriptions for barbiturate drugs fell by 73% between 1998 and 2012."

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"In a 2015 study, 1.8% of high school seniors in the United States reported using barbiturates."

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"From 2006 to 2010, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 34 incidents where personnel tested positive for barbiturates."

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"Over the last 10 years, barbiturate prescriptions in the UK have decreased by around 85%."

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"More people died from drug poisoning involving barbiturates in 2018 than any previous year in England and Wales, with 156 recorded deaths."

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"In 2015, only about 0.1% of adults aged 26 or older had used barbiturates in the past month in the United States."

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