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Opioid prescriptions per 100 people written by Oklahoma providers in 2015. The U.S. average was 70 per 100 people

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

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“Oklahoma has the highest rate of diabetes among neighboring states except Arkansas. We must do all we can to educate the public and ensure they have access to proper training and education to control their diabetes. Everyone deserves to be healthy and have a good quality of life.”

– Rep. Pat Ownbey (R-Ardmore), thanking his colleagues and Gov. Fallin for their support of legislation to help diabetics get covered by Medicaid for life-saving training and education [Source].

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