Opioids According to research from Mayo Clinic, from 2007 to 2016, annual opioid usage among commercially insured patients was at 14 percent. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Despite efforts made to combat the opioid crisis, a study from Mayo Clinic finds that use of opioids by most groups has remained steady, and the overall rate of opioid prescriptions in the U.S. has not fallen significantly for many patients over the last 10 years.

“Our research of patient-level data doesn’t show the decline that was found in most previous research,” Molly Jeffery, the scientific director of the Mayo Clinic Division of Emergency Medicine Research and the lead author of the study said in a press release.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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