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Remarks by DEA Acting Assistant Administrator Timothy McDermott at the National Healthcare Fraud Takedown Press Conference

September 30, 2020

Due to the efforts of DEA and our partners, from January 2017 through August 2020, we have seen the number of opioid prescriptions drop nearly 37 percent, a reduction in over 47 percent of opioids dispensed, and most importantly -- an 18 percent drop in prescription overdose deaths over the last two years.

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