MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - A new report ranks the city of Martinsville first in the nation in per-capita opioid prescriptions.
WDBJ-TV reports that's according to a Centers for Disease Control report released last week.
The report analyzed prescriptions from 59,000 pharmacies around the country in 2015.
Opioids come in different strengths, so researchers came up with a standard measure comparing them to morphine.
Nationwide, it found the amount of opioids prescribed was the equivalent of 640 milligrams of morphine per person in 2015.