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Glance: Narcotic prescriptions for Maine Medicaid

Thursday - 4/10/2014, 1:11pm  ET

The Associated Press

Maine prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2013, compared to 2012:

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MAINECARE (MEDICAID)

17 percent fewer patients, or 15,000.

6 million fewer pills.

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PRIVATE INSURANCE

6 percent fewer patients, nearly 10,000.

3.3 million fewer pills.

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MEDICARE

33 percent increase in patients, or 9,155.

3 million more pills.

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PRIVATE PAY (OUT OF POCKET)

8 percent increase in patients, or 2,700.

946,000 million more pills.

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION

16 percent increase in patients, or 152.

32,000 more pills.


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