Officials from the Office of the Inspector General reported that 43 percent of Medicare Part D beneficiaries in Alabama received prescription opioids last year, compared to 32 percent nationwide. About 41 percent of beneficiaries in Tennessee and Oklahoma received opioids, followed by 40 percent in Alaska.

About 100 people per day across the country die everyday of the addiction, that's more than who die in traffic accidents and it continues to be an on going problem. Fraud Continues to show it's ugly head as patients find ways to cheat the system to obtain the medicine.

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