More opioid prescriptions than people in some Calif. counties

By Jim Miller, Sacramento Bee
Trinity County is the state’s fourth-smallest, and ended last year with an estimated population of 13,628 people.

Its residents also filled prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids 18,439 times, the highest per capita rate in California.

The problem also has a decidedly geographic dimension in California. Besides Trinity, other counties with more prescriptions than people include Lake, Shasta, Tuolumne and Del Norte counties. In the Sacramento region, El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties had prescription rates above the statewide average, with Yolo County slightly below the state average.

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  1. Kay Henderson says - Posted: September 10, 2017

    So many things are local. I wonder what the rate of opiod prescriptions is in the zip codes of the South Shore?