Addressing Problematic Opioid Use in OECD Countries.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; OECD.

The overprescribing of prescription opioids heightens the likelihood of opioid dependence and harm. This report shares data from 25 countries to provide a baseline for the current crisis. The publication illustrates the complexity of the opioid epidemic and suggests that system-focused multisector strategies are required to address the problem.