GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Painkiller Usage Period Statistics

The average length of time individuals use painkillers is typically short-term, ranging from a few days to a few weeks, to manage acute pain or post-operative discomfort.

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"In 2019, around 130 million adults in the United States used prescription painkillers."

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"Approximately 21-29% of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them."

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"Among those who misused pain-relievers, 53.1% reported that they were given the medication by a friend or relative."

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"In 2019, around 5% of adults in the US reported using pain relievers in the past month."

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"Almost 10% of high school seniors in the US reported past-year misuse of prescription opioids in 2019."

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"54% of people who misuse prescription painkillers get them from a friend or relative."

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"In 2010, prolonged period of usage led to over 2 million people in the US addicted to prescription opioids."

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"Approximately 83.1 million prescriptions for opioid pain relievers were filled in Canada in 2019."

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"Over 9 in 10 adults in England diagnosed with chronic pain used painkillers lasting at least 3 months."

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"Nearly half of opioid-related deaths in America involved a prescription opioid."

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"Less than 5% of people abusing painkillers transition to heroin within 5 years."

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"On average, overdose death rates increased by 10% in 2019 due to prolonged use of painkillers."

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"More than 30% of overdoses involving opioids also involve benzodiazepines."

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"Long-duration prescription opioid use increased the risk for dependence and addiction."

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"As many as 1 in 4 people receiving long-term opioid therapy in a primary care setting struggles with opioid addiction."

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"During 2002–2013, past-year heroin use among nonmedical users of opioid pain relievers increased five-fold."

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"About 80% of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids."

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"Around 4-6% who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin."

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"About one-third of all opioid overdose deaths in 2017 involved prescription opioids."

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"People aged 25-54 years have the highest hospitalization rates related to opioid misuse."

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