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State says painkiller prescriptions continue to fall in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, OH (AP) -

The state says the number of painkiller prescriptions continues to fall as Ohio battles a deadly addictions epidemic.

Data released Wednesday by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy show 631 million painkiller pills were dispensed to patients last year, down 20 percent from a high of 793 million in 2012.

The data also show a continuing decrease in the number of patients going from doctor to doctor in search of drugs thanks to the pharmacy board's computerized reporting system, with a 78 percent drop since 2012.

The report says Ohio is making progress in reducing the supply and misuse of pain pills but the fight isn't over.

Ohio saw a record 3,050 overdose deaths last year. Many of those deaths were attributed to painkillers and heroin abuse.

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