The department of public health announced findings on the driving force behind the opioid epidemic.
They found that two-thirds of people who died from an opioid overdose had a prescription in the past.
However, they said a small percent of people had an active prescription at the time of an overdose, meaning many more obtained the drugs illegally.
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