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Current Statistics

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health collects overdose death data to track the progression of the opioid crisis and target services to especially hard-hit communities.

UPDATED DATA - Q2 2016 - AS OF AUGUST 2016

Opioid-related Overdose Deaths among MA Residents

Overdose Deaths by County, including Map

Overdose Deaths by City/Town

Opioid Demographic

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Data - County Overview

Emergency Medical Services Data



UPDATED DATA - Q1 2016 - AS OF MAY 2016

Opioid-related Overdose Deaths among MA Residents

Overdose Deaths by County, including Map

Overdose Deaths by City/Town

Opioid Demographic

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Data - County Overview

Emergency Medical Services Data



UPDATED DATA - JANUARY 2016

Opioid-related Overdose Deaths among MA Residents

Overdose Deaths by County, including Map

Overdose Deaths by City/Town, 2016

Opioid Demographic, January 2016

PMP Data - County Overview, Q3, 2015



UPDATED DATA - OCTOBER 2015

Data Brief – October 2015: Fatal Opioid Overdoses by County, 2000-2015

Overdose Deaths by City/Town – October 2015

PMP Data - County Overview, Q2, 2015



UPDATED DATA - AUGUST 2015

Data Brief – August 2015: Fatal Opioid Overdoses by County, 2000-2015

Overdose Deaths by City/Town – July 2015

PMP Data - County Overview, Q1, 2015



Data Brief – April 2015: Fatal Opioid Overdoses by County, 2000-2014

Overdose Deaths by City/Town – 2012, 2013 and Partial 2014

Burden of Overdose Deaths in Massachusetts

Comparison – Overdose Deaths vs. Motor Vehicle Accidents

The Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a secure website that supports safe prescribing and dispensing of opioid medications.

Medical providers who prescribe opioid pain medications are required to enter the name of each patient receiving opioid medications, along with the date and dose. A licensed prescriber or pharmacist may also obtain authorization to view the prescription history of a patient for the past year. The PMP is designed to prevent patients from “doctor shopping”-- seeking pain medication which could be addictive.

2015 Prescription Drug Monitoring Report

2013, 2014 County-Level PMP Data

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Sources: BSAS, Learn 2 Cope
Posted June 2015
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