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Posted July 16. 2014 12:26PM

New Hampshire ranks No. 3 in prescriptions for certain types of painkillers, CDC finds

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But the statistic that caught lawmakers’ attention was the one concerning prescription rates for long-acting/extended release opioid pain relievers: New Hampshire had the third-highest prescribing rate in the nation in this category, with 19.6 prescriptions issued per 100 people.